Through its lead bishop on migration matters, the Catholic Church in England and Wales has strongly – and justifiably – criticised the Government’s scheme for registering European Union citizens after Britain leaves the EU.
Journalists understand that the identity of a confidential source must be concealed, even at the risk of prison for contempt of court. Fortunately, it rarely happens. It is even less likely that a Catholic priest would ever be called upon to reveal something said to him under the seal of the confessional
Catholic Social Teaching believes that labour, as a human activity, takes precedence over capital. But in an age of weakened trade unions and the primacy of share values, what price the dignity of labour? On Tuesday, May Day, activists meet in Manchester to explore the answers
The Windrush fiasco is now being portrayed as a slip-up in the delivery if an otherwise good policy. It is much worse than that. The flaw lies in the policy itself – the deliberate cultivation of a 'really hostile environment" for anyone in the country illegally'.
The long and frustrating search for a solution to the Syrian problem cannot succeed unless it takes into account that at the heart of the conflict is a religious quarrel roughly 1,400 years old. Peace in the region is only likely to come about if Muslims of both persuasions can agree to live with their differences
Dear Boris Johnson, You've often talked where Brexit is concerned of 'having your cake and eating it'. You meant having the economic advantages of EU membership, by some means nobody has yet worked out, without the political disadvantages. But you've left people like me with no cake at all.
This summer sees the fiftieth anniversary of the papal encyclical Humanae Vitae, which restated the Catholic Church’s official teaching that the use of artificial contraception in any form was gravely sinful.