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

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

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

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

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

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