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The cardinal and the cross

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

The queen of neoliberalism

Beyoncé’s performance at Coachella shows ‘liberation’ is now achieved through conformity

Ross Douthat’s book examines the deepest divisions in the Catholic Church

Eric Rohmer, a devout Catholic, saw film as a ’20th-century cathedral’. He made a sublime Christmas movie, too

The kids are old rite

Young Catholics feel they have been denied their inheritance. Where do they go from here?

The Pope’s advisors have taken aim at US Christianity. Here’s why this matters

Cardinal Sarah’s opponents have attacked his views and called for his sacking. His response has been a gracious silence

How my boyhood anti-Catholicism came to an unlikely end

A beautiful Church for the poor


Post-Vatican II ugliness coincided with a collapse in the Church’s ministry to the marginalised. When beauty returns, so will Catholicism’s universal appeal


Should Christians regard the Trump presidency with hope or trepidation?