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05 March 2015 by Gary Spence 22

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.”

04 March 2015 by Danny Sullivan 0

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.

03 March 2015 by Fr Peter Day 3

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.

02 March 2015 by Sarah Ager 1

Lent is a time of reflection when Christians seek to reconcile themselves with God and their neighbours. This year it has also taken on a special meaning for thousands of Muslims around the world who are taking part in a solidarity initiative to fast alongside Christians.

27 February 2015 by Tina Beattie29

Pope Francis has made clear that the question of married priests is open for discussion. Priestly celibacy is a discipline rather than a doctrine.

26 February 2015 by James Macintyre2

The Catholic Church’s crisp four-page letter to voters ahead of May’s general election has been welcomed in the secular right-wing media as passionately as the Church of England’s own, 52-page guide was condemned.

25 February 2015 by Chris McDonnell 5

These days the amalgamation of parishes is seen as the solution to a growing shortage of priests and a demographic shift towards towns and cities away from shrinking rural communities.

20 February 2015 by Sr Maura O'Carroll 3

After Tristram Hunt’s comments on BBC Question Time about the inadequacy of sisters as teachers, I wrote to him and sent copies of the letter to David Cameron, Nick Clegg, Ed Miliband and the Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan.

19 February 2015 by Bishop Angaelos 1

The recent unprovoked and targeted murder of Coptic Christians in Libya has shocked many people around the world and caused immense sorrow and pain to their families and communities.

18 February 2015 by Lucy Russell 2

Ed Pawson, Chair of the National Association of Teachers of Religious Education (NATRE), argues that developing young people’s “religious literacy” would help to make them less vulnerable to radicalisation. “Good religious education has never been more needed,” says Pawson.