- Pilgrimage to nowhere
There has long been an ambivalence about the man who was both the ultimate betrayer and the means by which God’s plan was fulfilled. The author of a new book visits the lonely place where the renegade apostle took his own life
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- Cushley says O’Brien damaged Church’s credibility as new allegations emerge
- German cardinals row over pastoral care of divorced and remarried
- Priests and bishops latest to say English missal translation needs overhaul
- Cardinal mocks FIFA president Sepp Blatter’s claim that FIFA is more influential than religion
- At last, a Grand Mufti taking extremists to task Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald
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- The new Missal has failed Bishop Donald Trautman
Voting can be a tricky business – there is no one party that fully reflects Christian values. There is also the need to consider the interplay of the character of individual candidates and the values of the party they choose to stand for.
Who will British Catholics vote for in May? And who should they vote for? Is there anyone who has not been alienated in some way or other?
The Casina Pio IV, the villa begun by Pope Pius IV, is a Renaissance jewel in the midst of the lush greenery of the Vatican Gardens.
There’s a button somewhere inside me that I press when I want to spring into action. I’m most aware of this button when I’m relaxed, maybe lying in bed, stretched out in front of the telly, enjoying a hot shower.
“One law for the rich, no law for the poor” may seem to be an alarming statement when used to describe our own legal system.
Why is it that some Catholics still regard action on climate change, and other environmental issues, as a sideshow to the main business of being Catholic?
The news pages of The Tablet this week present an interesting and in some ways puzzling juxtaposition of stories. Next to the News from Britain and Ireland leading story, “Receptions hit a six-year low”, is another, also about figures.
Being single in the Catholic Church is not a fun. I have to agree with the French bishop reported in The Tablet this week, Hervé Giraud of Soissons, who said single Catholics felt “forgotten, even devalued, by the Church.”
David Cameron this week announced a consultation that could lead to custodial sentences for those in the public sector who fail to protect vulnerable children and young people.
There has been a great wave of protest globally concerning the imminent executions by the Indonesian government of Australian drug traffickers Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran – and justifiably so. Life is sacred – even the lives of drug traffickers.