Cardinal Walter Kasper

The Vatican Synod on the Family is over and the conservatives have won

24 October 2015 20:00

This afternoon the Vatican Synod on the Family amended and approved the final document summing up three weeks of chaotic and…

This week the Catholic Church is in chaos. And Pope Francis is to blame

13 October 2015 21:40

The Catholic Church is this week in the biggest mess it’s been in since the Second Vatican Council, and Pope…

Communion for divorced Catholics: the German bishops twisting Pope Francis’s arm

29 December 2014 15:21

Just before Christmas, virtually unnoticed by the media, the German Catholic bishops made a plea for the readmission of divorced…

Pope Francis and ‘the Great Division’: the Catholic civil war draws closer

18 November 2014 17:45

In the magazine a couple of weeks ago I asked if we were in the early stages of a Catholic…

The Vatican cancels its earthquake. This is not Pope Francis’s finest hour

18 October 2014 20:39

‘Thanks be to God’, as we Catholic children used to say with heartfelt enthusiasm as Mass was over for another…

Cardinal Kasper: You can’t talk to Africans about homosexuality. Whoops!

16 October 2014 0:59

Say what you like about H.E. Walter Card. Kasper, he speaks his mind. Normally this suits liberal Catholics. Today they’re wishing…

Communion for divorced: Pope Francis has created a crisis

3 October 2014 18:11

The Vatican Synod of Bishops on the Family begins on Sunday amid a degree of chaos unprecedented in recent Catholic history. And…

Fear and loathing in the Vatican

18 September 2014 23:03

Here is a picture of Cardinal Raymond Burke, whose grand title of Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura is…