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29 November 2013 by Michael Phelan1

There is only a matter of days for Catholics to communicate to the Vatican their views on sensitive issues such as birth control, divorce, and gay marriage.

28 November 2013 by Bernadette Farrell 9

What makes good liturgy? The Prophet Micah poses the same question: What worship does God require? And the answer has no solutions for the liturgy or music committee. No recipe. Only this: do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God (Micah 6:8).

28 November 2013 by Elena Curti in Hebron 0

Thousands of Palestinians attended the funerals on Wednesday of three men killed the previous day by the Israeli army in the West Bank city of Hebron.

28 November 2013 by Abigail Frymann Rouch0

So finally here it is – Pope Francis’ first major document since his election. Swooping from the role of the papacy to the detail of parish life, Evangelii Gaudium covers a broad horizon of points – some insights, some observations, some criticisms.

22 November 2013 by Brendan McCarthy, The Tablet's Arts Editor 4

Several days ago in his blog on The Telegraph website, the composer James MacMillan said he would no longer write congregational music for the Catholic Church. His principal reason was the need to reassert “Gregorian plainsong as the very sound of Catholicism”

21 November 2013 by Fr Peter Day, guest contributor 6

Have you noticed how often women are the central figures in Jesus’ life?

19 November 2013 by Daniel Kearney 4

Two contrasting images stuck fast in my mind last week. The first was a young Filipina girl on the evening news shown rammed against an iron gate pleading for water, the other, two boys in the playground of the school where I am headmaster, squirting water at each other.

15 November 2013 by Fr Gregory-Palamas0

Once a month, as I drive from Plymouth to serve the Divine Liturgy – the Mass – in Torquay, I turn on Radio 4 to listen to the Sunday Service. After ten minutes or so I suffer from information overload.

15 November 2013 by Dani Clark 0

In 1996, flanked by 20 or so fellow Catholic justice and peace activists, I stood outside the World Bank and prayed for the poor people who – I was told – were exploited by the institution. Looking down at my Birkenstocks, I wondered, "What does the World Bank do, anyway?" I was 21.

13 November 2013 by Edd Bartlett9

I can remember from about the age of 16 wondering if the priesthood was for me. I was brought up a Catholic, alter-served from a young age and went on to be a Eucharistic Minister.