The muddled iconography of women bishops
A Church of England decision adds to the confusion about the meaning of priesthood.
Shoots of hope for Christians in Syria’s civil war
In the midst of the chaos and carnage, a church elects a new patriarch.
What is the real story behind Ireland’s mass grave?
A media storm is gathering over the discovery of hundreds of infants buried at a Catholic home for unmarried mothers.
Where is best to advertise for the CEO of a leper colony?
Probably not among the foes of a Christian Britain.
A Pope in love with truth and freedom
What was it like to work close to Pope John Paul II for many years? A former head of the Vatican Press Office gives some insights.
If a company can be African American, can’t it be religious?
A business owner brings his values and his entire self—his faith no less than his race—to his daily work.
Pope Francis’ historic mission to the Middle East
The new Pope is popular because of his concern for the marginalised, but he is not neglecting Christian unity.
Selling the faith of unbelievers
Richard Dawkins' new film, The Unbelievers, peddles an increasingly unlikely worldview.
Here’s a Pope who condemns unfettered capitalism. So he must be a Marxist, right?
Nope, but it’s hard to convince some people.
A breath of life for an old religion
Pope Francis's game plan is a stunning and inspiring document.
Why liberal adulation risks obscuring the Pope’s mission
Is Francis really the obvious new hero for the Left?
Faith and family, society’s double helix
Religion needs the family as much as the family needs religion.
What’s wrong with Richard Dawkins?
For starters, his arguments for Darwinism are not very scientific.
The views of the Fisherman
Months after his election, the new Pope is still making waves.
How the West really lost God
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The decline in the family has driven a decline in religious practice, says an American journalist.
Dear Pope… Dear Professor…
Benedict XVI engages with Italy’s best-known atheist, asking why he overlooks freedom, love and evil.
Is Quebec creating a secular utopia?
Has the Parti Québécois reflected on the dismal record of utopian thinking in the 20th Century?
After mainstream Protestant churches embraced the sexual revolution of the 1970s, they entered a demographic decline.
Mea Maxima Culpa: an exposé of an exposé
The scandal of an abusive priest in Wisconsin was ghastly enough. But a powerful documentary misrepresents how the Catholic Church dealt with it.
What have those pesky Christians ever done for us?
Easter is a good time to do a profit and loss statement on the creed which underpins Western culture.
Portrait of a forceful thinker
Almost nothing by the new Pope is available in English -- apart from these snippets from his latest book.
Another man from a far country
Will a Pope from Argentina be able to brake the increasing secularisation of life in the West?
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