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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

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