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As family coherence becomes a memory, we’ve developed a taste for watching tight-knit families on our screens

The ‘god-tsarists’ form the most vocal and best organised minority in the Russian Orthodox Church

The Conventual Franciscans are experiencing a revival in England

While priests need admin skills, experience shows that turning the Church into a business leads to disaster

Cardinal Nichols asks whether our schools live up to John Henry Newman’s ideals

They may be distasteful, but banning things sets a dangerous precedent

Politicians are ever more confident in declaring their Catholicism. But when it comes to the crunch, they are not exactly St Thomas More

The rush to buy tickets for Pope Francis’s visit has surprised many observers

Cardinal Arinze weighs in on the Communion debate – and recalls the saint who inspired his vocation

There is a palpable sense of disappointment among conservative Christians, but are they right to be downbeat?