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27 April 2015 by Tom Gallagher 4

The continuing nationalist surge in Scotland means Britain may face constitutional turmoil that is unparalleled since the unrest that led most of Ireland to depart the Union in 1922 and which engulfed Northern Ireland for a generation after 1969.

27 April 2015 by Professor Margaret Susan Thompson 6

For those who watch the Vatican closely – and I am not usually one of them – two hints appeared late in 2014 that a resolution to the “doctrinal assessment” of America’s Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) was close at hand.

24 April 2015 by Igor Dorfmann-Lazarev 1

Armenians, both the direct descendants of the survivors of the Genocide of 1915-16 and the others, live conscious that almost nine tenths of the country where their culture had developed and, in spite of all adversities, had endured for almost three millennia, has been cleansed of evidence of their ancestors.

24 April 2015 by Fr John Feeney 8

Someone rang me this week to ask what had happened to the report from our recent consultation for the forthcoming Synod on Marriage and Family life. I had to admit that the report was on my desk but I hadn’t yet put it out in the parish.

24 April 2015 by Christopher Lamb1

One is an eminent 400-year-old Jesuit college situated in a quiet, residential square a stone’s throw from the hustle and bustle of High Street Kensington in London.

21 April 2015 by Bishop Nicholas Hudson 1

"We don't call them 'refugees' but 'relatives'." That was the first thing we learnt on being welcomed to a camp in Erbil, northern Iraq.

20 April 2015 by Jonathan Tulloch3

"The secret’s out, all over town," as the cowboy crooner Hank Williams once sang. The same can be said about Catholic Social Teaching. What was once described as the Church’s best secret, is now to the faith fore. These days there’s no excuses!

17 April 2015 by Fr Paul Lansu 3

This month, after a nine-year legal battle, the Israeli Supreme Court rejected a plan by the Israeli Government to extend the so-called Security Wall through the Cremisan Valley in the Bethleham district.

10 April 2015 by Fr Ashley Beck 14

It is more than 20 years since a significant number of Anglican clergy and laypeople became Catholics at roughly the same time; it is also over four years since Pope Benedict XVI established the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. I was in the former category.

10 April 2015 by Denis MacShane 2

There is a Catch-22 in the election which no one so far has noticed. As David Cameron and Ed Miliband square off, an electorate disenchanted with traditional politics seems to be yawning.