- Our best weapons are words
One hundred years ago this week, diplomacy failed and the world descended into war. Outrage at recent events in Gaza and Ukraine may be justified, but although the risks of failure are high we must not abandon diplomatic efforts to find lasting solutions in the world’s trouble spots
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- Nichols and Welby plead for end to Gaza 'carnage' and 'self-defeating' violence
- Prince Charles 'planning to meet Anglican vicar of Baghdad' to highlight suffering of Iraqi Christians
- Principal lay ministry course backed by Cardinal Hume ends as funding dries up and applicant numbers fall
- Correction and apology to the Diocese of Portsmouth
Matrimonial promises are sacred and profound, and couples making them quite naturally wish to explore all aspects of the commitment they are making. Here we compare two approaches to marriage preparation
Marriage preparation classes have followed a broadly similar format for many decades. Yet couples’ circumstances and expectations have changed and classes need to take account of this
It is good to give money to worthy causes, but the Christian vocation requires more than that – believers are meant to give of their time, of themselves. The Caritas roadshows open a window on what is possible
I have had two run-ins with secular humanists over the last decade. Neither has been pretty. The first was live on the Sunday Breakfast show on BBC Radio Derby six years ago.
Christ said “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them” (Matthew 19:14). In some parishes, they think they have to entertain children in order to engage them at Mass. I believe they are wrong. The way to engage children (and adults) when they come to Mass is to help them encounter Christ by experiencing his work in the ministries of the parish.