Texts, speeches, homilies

Pope Francis unveiled his blueprint for a decentralised and more pastoral Church that is focused on the needs of those within and outside it rather than preoccupied with its own prestige.

The election of John F. Kennedy as the thirty-fifth President of the United States was a watershed for that country’s Catholics. Fifty 50 years after his assassination on 22 November 1963, these edited excerpts from our archive reveal how The Tablet reported the news, the reaction and the aftermath.

Archbishop Antonio Mennini’s address to the Bishops of England and Wales on Monday 11 November

Minister for Faith and Communities, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, says government is putting faith back into the heart of government.

Bishop Richard Moth delivers Harold Hood Lecture

Report by Baroness Butler-Sloss, Lord Carlile QC and Lord Brennan QC

Fr Timothy Radcliffe's Westminster Abbey lecture on Oscar Romero and his legacy

Honduran cardinal charged with co-ordinating church reforms speaks in Dallas

Delivering the annual Smith Lecture in Sydney last week, Patrick Parkinson, professor of law at the University of Sydney, said the Vatican's 'misguided' belief that child sexual abuse cases ought to be dealt with by the Church through canon law.

Persecution of Christians is worsening in 20 countries around the world, according to the Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need.

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