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Richard Dawkins calls Scottish Football Association ‘craven’ and Church spokesman ‘a weasel’ over dismissal of referees

Second Sunday of Advent
Isaiah 11: 1-10; Romans 15: 4-9; Matthew 3: 1-12

St Ambrose was reluctantly made a bishop, but embraced Christianity to become one of the most prominent ecclesiastics of his time

General secretary of the English and Welsh bishops’ conference is charged with finding ways of re-emphasising Lent as penitential season

The Church fell out with Labour under Blair. Catholic MP Jon Cruddas speaks about why the people’s party lost its faith

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran made the comment after meeting President Zardari in Pakistan

Cardinal Bertone exhorts international community to fight anti-Christian discrimination with same energy as it combats all religious intolerance

In his weekly catechesis Pope Benedict held up the medieval mystic as a woman who understood that divine love is at the heart of spiritual life