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Catholic Herald View: Pope Francis’s plain speaking is perfect for our age

The Holy Father is challenging the defensiveness that has so harmed the Church’s mission

The National Catholic Reporter ‘quotes’ Newman in support of an anti-papal campaign. Why is it that liberals think that Newman was one of them?

Catholics, said Newman, are bound by the Pope’s formal teaching. If you don’t accept that, why do you stay?

Let’s end the obsession with women priests: the arguments are outdated and the question resolved long ago

Campaigners such as Baroness Helena Kennedy think priesthood is all about power

Today, for the first time, Benedict XVI is entering the land of the Reformation

His trip to Germany this week is his first foray as Pope outside Germany’s Catholic strongholds

European theologians call for end to priestly celibacy

More than 140 Austrian, German and Swiss professors also urged the Church to ordain women

Public relations blunders leave the faithful confused

Malicious or ignorant reports do not only damage the reputation of ordinary Catholics; they also cause ordinary Catholics to lose confidence in their pastors