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Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Edward Pentin offers an explosive and compelling account of last October’s family synod

MAGNIFICAT: The week ahead

How to get more from Magnificat, the daily spiritual life companion

The masculine-specific language of Father and Son isn’t arbitrary or replaceable

Cardinal Nichols provides a wonderful antidote to the legalism that sees morality as a set of rules

MAGNIFICAT: The week ahead

How to get more from MAGNIFICAT, the daily spiritual life companion

Our experience of the Triduum is impoverished if we reduce it merely to attendance at its liturgies

Unlike Richard Dawkins, the physicist displays a winning humility when discussing God’s existence

The Church west of Egypt has long been plagued by heresy, piracy and persecution

Like her son St Augustine, she overcame many difficulties to achieve sanctity