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Cardinal Sarah’s opponents have attacked his views and called for his sacking. His response has been a gracious silence

How my boyhood anti-Catholicism came to an unlikely end

A beautiful Church for the poor


Post-Vatican II ugliness coincided with a collapse in the Church’s ministry to the marginalised. When beauty returns, so will Catholicism’s universal appeal


Should Christians regard the Trump presidency with hope or trepidation?

Catholic women used to wield colossal power. The Pope’s commission alone can’t bring back those days

You might think that progressives would be rejoicing under the current pontificate. Instead, they are fretting about the future

An accidental pilgrimage

I touched down from America hoping only for a few good dinners. But I found hints everywhere of British Catholicism’s surprising vitality