In this week’s issue
Take the knocks – they do the Church good
Gather them in
On our forebears’ shoulders
Muslims are living in fear after the Woolwich murder
Gay marriage and disestablishment: better the muddle you know?
Medics don't want assisted dying legalised
Dr Gillian Paterson, guest contributor
Why do Catholic schools need to turn to Stonewall?
Banishing O'Brien answers some questions, raises others
Does Cardinal O’Brien deserve banishment or pardon? He at least owes us an explanation
Elena Curti, Deputy Editor
Take the knocks - they do the Church good
Popular culture is being surprisingly respectful of Catholicism now, argues Mark Lawson
Does religion get a fair treatment in television comedy? Giving the Digby Stuart Annual Lecture, Mark Lawson, The Tablet's theatre critic, surveyed the treatment of Catholicism, ...
Replace fear with boldness, cynicism with confidence
Lancaster bishop urges Church to ditch nostalgia and focus on mission
The Bishop of Lancaster, Michael Campbell, issued an impassioned plea for the Church to refocus on mission and look forwards rather than basking in its past achievements ...
Mary, inspiration for students
US Cardinal Timothy Dolan celebrates the secret of Notre Dame University
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, offers his reflections on Mary in the graduation speech to students at Notre Dame, one of the US's leading Catholic universities ... Tiptoeing towards Scripture
Pope Benedict XVI has exhorted Catholics to become more familiar with their Bibles, in his round-up of the 2008 Synod on the Word of God. At the same time the Bible Society ...