- Battle lines drawn
This week produced the clearest evidence yet that the Synod Fathers are sharply divided between those who are supporting Pope Francis in his efforts to present a more pastoral vision of the Church and those determined first and foremost to emphasise its moral teaching
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- Burke confirms rumours he is to leave Vatican's top court for Order of Malta
- Nichols says synod is developing pastoral language and opening pathways for divorced and remarried
- Catholic head teachers call for more support as recruitment dries up
- Church backs ecumenical campaign for organ donation as ethical concerns are addressed
- Curious muddle of Lectionary translations Philip Endean SJ
- Synod final document is a setback for Francis' reforms – for now Elena Curti in Rome
- Annulments can be far from merciful Bill Wright
The idea of bankers’ swearing a financial version of the Hippocratic Oath first surfaced in 2009 and I wrote about it in The Tablet a year later when the Future of Banking commission recommended a medical model of ethics for financial services.
Reviewing for The Tablet can be a dangerous business. The danger rises exponentially if you happen to be reviewing in the 1950s and fall foul of the famously caustic contributor, Evelyn Waugh.
The Christian community in Mosul, northern Iraq, one of the oldest in the world, has fled the city en masse. After the Islamic State (IS) issued an ultimatum giving them until noon on 19 July to convert to Islam, pay a tax, leave, or be killed, many fled the city and chose the uncertainty and hand-to-mouth existence of being displaced.
It is ten years since the Church began reporting annually on allegations of abuse received by the Catholic Church in England and Wales and on standards of safeguarding.
There are an awful lot of Aunt Sally arguments going around aimed at discrediting the case against euthanasia and assisted suicide.
The conviction on 5 July of two former commanders in Argentina’s military dictatorship for the 1976 murder of Enrique Angelelli, bishop of La Rioja, marks another step towards clarifying the history of the dictatorship, and in particular the relations between the military regime and the Catholic Church.
The vote by the Church of England to ordain women as bishops changes nothing in its official relations with the Catholic Church. And yet it changes a great deal.
Anglican clergy in Australia are no longer compelled to keep confessions of serious crimes confidential, following a decision made by the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia last week.
Francis has a real and instinctive gift for reaching out to people and it has been met with astonishing positivity by the Western media.
Catholic Social Thought and Practice (CSTP) addresses a wide field, including issues well beyond the competence of an economist.