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Abortion and the law Premium18 October 2017
All abortion is wrong. All human life is precious. On those simple principles there should be no uncertainty. But should all abortion be against the criminal law?
The proverb “Physician heal thyself,” a rabbinical precept quoted in St Luke’s Gospel, could fairly be applied to Theresa May’s launch this week of a campaign against racial injustice in public services in Britain.
Of the reforms of the Catholic Church promoted by Pope Francis, most attention has been given to his shaking up of the Vatican
The original disciples did not come to recognise the divinity of Jesus Christ as a result of reading a theological textbook.
Violence is never the answer Premium04 October 2017
It was an almighty mistake on the part of the Spanish Government to order the police to crush Sunday’s unlawful referendum on Catalan independence.
A Church reluctant to change Premium27 September 2017
Why has there not been more progress in taking up the priorities which Pope Francis has defined for his papacy?
The renewal of Angela Merkel’s mandate as German Chancellor has come at a heavy price.
Let Father Martin speak out Premium20 September 2017
Cafod, the overseas aid agency that stands for all that is truest and best in Catholicism in England and Wales, has allowed itself to succumb to a combination of trolling, no-platforming, and the Catholic alt-right – that is, the mad-as-a-hatter version of American Catholicism.
The attack on a London underground train at Parsons Green
Asked on television whether he agreed that a woman who had been raped by a family member had a right to an abortion, the Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg, who is a Catholic, replied ...
Rome takes a welcome step back Premium13 September 2017
Translations of the Mass
A good life well lived Premium06 September 2017
Father Cormac Murphy-O’Connor led a fulfilled life which ended peacefully in hospital in West London on Friday 1 September, surrounded by friends and family.
Mrs May has lost her way Premium30 August 2017
Theresa May increasingly looks like a Prime Minister who has lost control of her own Government.
Public opinion never made a clear distinction between the Anglo-American invasion of Iraq and Nato’s (mainly Anglo-American) intervention in Afghanistan.
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