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School inspectors want new powers to tackle faith schools that ‘clash with British values’

Ofsted also said it is a problem that there is no requirement to register home-schooled children

‘They will unmask me eventually,’ says author of ‘The Dictator Pope’

The pseudonymous ‘Marcantonio Colonna’ claims Pope Francis has seen a shortlist of six possible authors

Abuse survivor resigns from Vatican child protection commission

Peter Saunders said he was ‘disappointed that the commission didn’t do what I thought it was set up to achieve’

Bishop to sue alleged child abuse victim

The bishop, who was defended by Cardinal Godfried Danneels in a previous case, faces new accusations

School inspectors want new powers to tackle faith schools that ‘clash with British values’

Ofsted also said it is a problem that there is no requirement to register home-schooled children

PICTURES: Massive pilgrimage honours Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico

Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patroness of Mexico

Cardinal Kasper: the controversy over Amoris Laetitia is now over

The publication of the Pope’s letter to the Buenos Aires bishops mean the matter is ‘hopefully’ settled, the cardinal said

Pro-life leaders from 13 countries accuse Pope Francis of failing to uphold Church teaching

One signatory accused the Pope and other members of the hierarchy of spreading errors

Bermuda abolishes same-sex marriage

Just six months after a court ruling overturned the traditional definition of marriage

Amnesty International Ireland refuses to pay back illegal cash linked to pro-abortion campaign

Amnesty was told to pay back €137,000 from George Soros’s Open Societies Foundation as the grant breaks electoral law

New Polish PM: My dream is to re-Christianise the EU

Mateusz Morawiecki said Europe should return to its ‘proper values’

Papal envoy backtracks on Medjugorje comments

Archbishop Henryk Hoser said official pilgrimages may visit the site, but may not venerate the apparitions

Catalan clergy demand release of imprisoned leaders

216 priests, religious and deacons described the detentions as ‘unjust’


The Adoration of the Shepherds is a great painting – but it belongs in a church, not a gallery

The painting, hanging in the National Gallery, has lost its true setting

‘The Dictator Pope’: a mixture of hearsay and insight

The anonymous book makes unproven claims. But some of its analysis is uncomfortably plausible

Paris’s new archbishop has a very unconventional background

Is this a sign of the direction in which Pope Francis is taking the Church?

The more godless Europe becomes, the less happy it will be

Spiritual hunger, just like physical hunger, results in unhappiness and not ‘living well’

We must not forget the plight of the Palestinian Christians

Israel’s friends need to call out its unjustified treatment of Palestine’s Christian community

Why Americans should celebrate the Immaculate Conception as their national holiday

If Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England can celebrate their patron saints, so can the USA

Spe Salvi: A masterpiece of hope

Lyrical and creative, Spe Salvi is the work of a brilliant mind

Why would a Saudi Prince pay $450m for a painting of Christ?

Could it be a sign of hope for Saudi Arabia’s persecuted Christian minority?

The European democracy still haunted by the ghosts of famine

Ukraine is still recovering from the Stalinist famine

How Gregorian chant converted a Baptist to Catholicism

‘There’s something very solemn and very reverent going on in a way that I have never experienced in a Protestant church’

How big business is using your cash to undermine Catholic teaching

When buying ordinary products, you may be funding political causes you reject

Secularist ideologues are bullying American Catholics. Here’s how they’re resisting

The secular lobby targets Catholic schools and hospitals with lawsuits, but there is a fightback