- Profits before people
The last 30 years have been characterised by a growing dependence on private companies to provide public services but there has been a human and economic cost to letting the market determine price
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- IS releases video apparently showing slaughter of 30 Ethiopian Christians
- Ed Miliband praises faith schools and says he would like to meet Pope Francis
- Pope Francis urges Governments to act to prevent further migrants deaths – 'they are men and women like us'
- Chicago’s Cardinal George, 78, dies after long fight with cancer
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.
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.