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Progressive bishops want to replace ‘rigid’ codes and speak of sexuality ‘without taboo’. How very bourgeois

The Vatican’s agreement with Beijing signifies the abandonment of Vatican II’s political vision

High-minded members of the professional class disdain the sport, but they miss the point

In upholding immutable truths, the ultramontanists of the 19th century were the true progressives

Since 1968, Church leaders have tried to preserve a fragile truce. But repeated compromises have fostered a culture of deceit

The Archbishop’s easygoing persona was a social strategy – and a theological stance

US abortion law is based on a great lie. But the new Supreme Court Justice could help to strike it down

In the global culture war, secularism is suddenly facing a strong challenge

Anyone wondering what happened in the abortion vote should read Evangelium Vitae

Changes to the law have made it harder than ever for ordinary Catholics to honour Sunday’s day of rest. But there is hope