The former site of Heythrop College (above) in London could be transformed into a luxury retirement village if the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea approves plans for a proposed £600-million development this week.
The Church in England and Wales has been forced to defend a tweet it published on Transgender Day of Remembrance last week that said: “all people are loved by God and valued in their inherent God-given dignity”.
The Archbishop of Birmingham, Bernard Longley, who will this week give evidence at the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), has apologised to victims of abuse in a pastoral letter to the archdiocese.
The Trappist monk and pioneer of centring prayer died on 25 October at St Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts. His work moved Catholics of very different backgrounds and temperaments, as this conversation between two Tablet journalists illustrates
The Synod’s decision to drop the acronym LGBT from its final document represents a missed opportunity for the Church; a chance to build bridges with young gay people, to demonstrate a keenness to love and listen, that was sacrificed to a reflexive obsession with preserving the status quo.