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Russians will consider the decision to recognise an independent Ukrainian Church as an attack on their very identity

The cultural and artistic value of chant exercises a powerful attraction

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

From no-fault divorce to the extension of civil partnerships, the party is caving in to ideological attacks on marriage

Reports and Commentary, from Rome and Elsewhere, on the XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

The Australian archbishop’s speech, in which he plainly confronted the abuse crisis and other failures of leadership, was a breath of fresh air

Catholic writer John Waters believes his country is blighted by mediocrity – but ‘a better day will dawn’

How the Old Mass came to Balham

St Bede’s has become one of London’s great liturgical churches. The departing parish priest explains how it all began

Shadow over the synod

The sex abuse crisis is gravely damaging the bishops

The Supreme Court’s ruling is a relief, but their reasoning leaves cause for concern