Falling numbers of laity and clergy are putting many Catholic churches in jeopardy. But in the diocese of Lancaster Bishop Paul Swarbrick is exploring innovative ways to preserve what he calls the ‘fabric of our story and identity’
While the Catholic priesthood remains a male bastion, the role of women in the day-to-day running of the Church and in its pastoral work is increasingly important. In the first of a two-part investigation, we examine the experience of women employed in senior positions by the Church
This week we unveil The Tablet 100, a list of Britain’s lay Catholics in 2017. The list is a snapshot of Catholics who are influential in Britian today in a variety of ways: they may be in positions of power. The very best are guided by what they have learned from Catholicism about how we should treat one another, and I suppose that is the point. By living their faith these individuals are trying to make life better for all of us.
In 2015, Labour narrowly won the fast-growing university city from the Lib Dems. With Brexit in the forefront of many of its voters’ minds, it is top of the list of Lib Dem target seats / By Elena Curti