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  • Not quite a parting of the ways

    The vote by the Church of England’s governing body to allow women to be ordained as bishops is historic and dramatic, even if it was the logical consequence of the decision by the same body to ordain women as priests made in 1992.

  • A deadly dance that suits both sides

    It is the first duty of any government to defend its citizens against external attack, a principle Israel is entitled to invoke to justify its operations against Hamas in Gaza. Had the IRA started bombarding Wales with rockets across the Irish Sea in the 1970s, Britain would have been bound to react.

  • When the stained-glass ceiling cracked Ruth Gledhill

    The Church of England’s synod this week voted to allow women to be ordained as bishops. But what will it mean for Anglicans’ relationship with Rome?

  • Lessons in survival Christopher Lamb

    One of England’s most high-profile Catholic colleges, the Jesuit-run Heythrop, is considering joining forces with the new university of St Mary’s, Twickenham. It would be a move brought about by the harsh reality of today’s economic climate

  • The listening Pope Peter Saunders

    Pope Francis begged forgiveness for the sins committed by the sons and daughters of the Church when he met six survivors of clerical sex abuse last week. One of the group, who himself was molested by two priests, describes the encounter and what he urged the Pope to do

  • One man, two vocations Chris McDonnell

    The possibility of married priests appears to be nudging its way on to Rome’s agenda. Here, a leading advocate of change argues that mandatory celibacy should be set aside

  • Two ways of giving Clare Skelton

    It is good to give money to worthy causes, but the Christian vocation requires more than that – believers are meant to give of their time, of themselves. The Caritas roadshows open a window on what is possible

  • Summer Reading

    The getaway season is upon us, and with it the chance to get lost in a book. Here some of our regular reviewers choose the reads they’ll be packing for their holiday entertainment and enlightenment

  • Life to the Max Rick Jones

    THE RETIRING Master of the Queen’s Music, composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, is 80 this year and features prominently at the Proms, which begin this weekend. He will appear in person for his Fifth Symphony and other works, though he was not expected to see this summer after his struggle with leukaemia last year. Doctors gave him six weeks.