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Peace is in danger of breaking out between the Church and Stonewall, the gay equality organisation.
With the synod on the family just a matter of months away, a well-timed book-length interview with Cardinal Gerhard Müller is to be released.
The eighth-century monastery on the remote island of Skellig Michael in south-west Ireland harks bark to an ancient monasticism but has now taken on a more futuristic role as a location for the latest Star Wars film.
After over a decade in the editor’s chair, Catherine Pepinster is taking a sabbatical. During this period she will spend six months as Visiting Scholar at St Benet’s Hall, Oxford
On Monday, Europe will pause as it commemorates the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War, a scene of which is depicted in the watercolour above.
The “great silence” on a recent retreat at Douai Abbey was disturbed when some of the rooms at the Benedictine monastery in Berkshire were invaded by giant hornets in the middle of the night.
English-born Bishop Richard Williamson, who was expelled from the ultra-traditionalist Society of St Pius X (SSPX) in 2012 for challenging the society’s leaders, has founded a new “Priestly Union of Marcel Lefebvre” in France for priests who leave the SSPX.
Ahigh-church Anglican vicar has increased by as much as ten-fold his visitor count by opening what is believed to be the first full-time post office in a church. Last month, Fr Andrew Foreshew-Cain incurred a formal rebuke from his bishop when he married his partner, Stephen Forshew, a Catholic from Australia.
It is rare to find evidence of Christianity in Britain prior to AD 306, when Emperor Constantine came to power. Yet a silver ring with a Christian motif has been found at a dig at the Roman fort of Binchester, in County Durham.
The distinguished journalist Roland Hill, who has died aged 93, began his career on The Tablet after the Second World War. Born in Hamburg the son of a businessman called Rudolf Hess (no relation of Hitler’s deputy), Hill fled Nazi Germany for Austria.
Competing against choirs from as far afield as China, the Bradford Catholic Girls’ Choir has won two bronze medals at the World Choir Games in the Latvian capital, Riga.
Amid all the public commemorations that are marking the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, the Bishop of the Forces, Richard Moth, is also pondering a poignant personal story connected with the conflict.
Along with helping the Holy See to elucidate its message more effectively, one of the tasks facing the committee appointed to oversee Vatican communications is to make savings. Indeed, Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, ...
With their match against the Church of England fast approaching, the Vatican cricket team is garnering support from across the world.
Congratulations to Tablet columnist Br Guy Consolmagno, who has won the Carl Sagan medal, a prestigious scientific award for those who communicate astronomy to the public.
While Westminster politicians were due to debate whether assisted suicide should become the law of the land, a group of 1,200 of the sick and dying – many of them elderly – were preparing to go on pilgrimage to Lourdes.
The two are close friends having spent the summer commentating on the World Cup in Brazil together after both made the move from BBC to ITV Sport.
Given the poor state of religious literacy among young people, it is time to think creatively about how to communicate basic tenets of faith.
The mosaics in Westminster Cathedral look as if they will remain unfinished after the project to complete them has been put on hold
Lord Patten of Barnes was this week appointed president of a committee tasked with reforming Vatican communications.
When it comes to seeking a celebrity speaker for a parish’s bicentenary dinner, few priests can be as blessed as Mgr Phelim Rowland
While the upcoming Vatican synod on the family will be dominated by male clerics, another church gathering shows it is possible to achieve the opposite.
Some 185 hectolitres – that is more than 32,500 pints – of dark beer from St Marienthal, the oldest Cistercian monastery in Germany, is on its way to China.
In 1996, the year before the general election which saw Labour oust the Conservatives by a massive margin, the Catholic bishops of England and Wales published a radical new policy document, The Common Good and the Catholic Church.
The BBC is priding itself on sticking closely to the word of author E.F. Benson in its adaptation of his Mapp and Lucia books, set in Tilling, a town based on Rye in East Sussex, where the series is currently filming.
The local clerical tradition of literally tending a flock of sheep, as disclosed by Bishop Joseph Toal in his Motherwell installation homily, continues in the northerly South Uist parish of St Michael’s in Argyll and the Isles where he once served.
Among those at the press conference presenting the working document for next October’s synod, the instrumentum laboris, were two lay people who gave testimonies.
Sir Stephen Wall, a former British Permanent Representative to the European Union, has talked about how he took part in last weekend’s gay pride march in London.