The move was opposed by mothers who kept their babies after receiving help from the vigils
The New York Times columnist on the marriage debate, the trouble with liberal theology, and his struggle with illness
A deal with China may involve cutting ties with a state Beijing sees as a rebel province
Benedict’s past statements mean his letter was inevitably of interest
The preparatory committee includes bishops who have entertained some distinctly radical ideas
The cardinal believes reception of Communion depends on ‘conscience’. Does his reasoning add up?
Cardinal Cupich called for a ‘paradigm shift’ in pastoral practice and said that the Pope recognised the need to ‘listen’ to abuse survivors
The new Education Secretary voted for same-sex marriage. But he could be the man who lifts restrictions on Catholic schools