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27 August 2015

The political response to what is undoubtedly the biggest European refugee crisis since the Second World War has been lamentable. Only Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, with France’s François Hollande somewhat hesitantly by her side, has shown a real grasp of the issues.

27 August 2015

Following the announcement in June that Heythrop College was to be closed in three years’ time, the view has started to crystallise that it is too important an institution to be allowed to go without a fight, and a rescue operation needs to be attempted.

Columnists

27 August 2015

On the whole, it would seem that Christians have responded generously to the migrant “crisis”, clearly seeing the plight of individuals as a proper cause for charity. But I sense that we need to go further – to see this movement of people globally with more solidarity

27 August 2015 by Francis Campbell

This year and next are likely to see significant reform to two public bureaucracies in the United Kingdom and the Holy See. The first is driven more by the need to find financial savings to help reduce the country’s deficit; the latter to create a more efficient and relevant administrative

27 August 2015

A three-inch plastic figure has become the fastest-selling toy ever produced by Playmobil – and the company has produced a lot. “An initial run of 34,000 mini Luthers, complete with oversized quill and German-language Bible, sold out in three days,” The Times reported last week.

27 August 2015

The 10.29 pulled out of Middlesbrough railway station and headed for paradise. Passing briefly through a petrified forest of petrochemical installations and then some gracious suburbs, we made for the moors.