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Vatican media has said hardly a word about last week’s press conference

Catholicism is a visual religion, and those who want liturgy to be plain should think again

Official data also show which immigrant groups are most likely to attend Sunday Mass

Mainstream culture may mock the Church. But secretly, our contemporaries are craving Catholic truth, beauty and goodness

Cardinal Errázuriz, who is in a dispute with abuse survivors, has declined to attend next week’s meeting. Will the Pope make him?

The BBC has re-edited a programme for falsely suggesting Fr John Gerard SJ was involved in the Gunpowder Plot

The cardinal and the cross

Cardinal Marx criticised Bavaria’s move to put crosses in public buildings – but many others disagreed

U2 are a great band, but their pro-abortion stance puts Catholic fans in an awkward position

The story has gone round the internet – but the archdiocese says it was a joke

Caught in the culture wars

America’s most famous Jesuit has a great gift for spiritual writing. But his polemics have helped to widen the Church’s divisions