Clifford Longley lays out a fresh approach to economics based on Catholic Social Teaching
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Christian group warns ‘British values’ rules imposed after Trojan Horse scandal leading to schools with a religious ethos being marked down - Telegraph
Unless influential people oppose Pakistan’s harsh blasphemy laws, there’s no hope for her or many others facing execution - Guardian
Archbishop of Westminster insists apparent rejection of thaw in relations between Catholic Church and same-sex couples is ‘not an end’ and urges Church to go further - Telegraph
In five decades, the number of people with no religion in Britain has grown from just 3 per cent of the population to nearly half, according to a new survey - Christian Today
Many in the media think that the synod on families heralds the arrival of new teachings on homosexuality and divorce. But the Church won't succumb to liberal fashion - Guardian
The use of military force by Britain and its allies against Islamic State (Isis) may be justified, according to the Archbishop of Canterbury - Times
Some criticise Ukip for wanting to restrict healthcare to British citizens only, but without a sense
Some criticise Ukip for wanting to restrict healthcare to British citizens only, but without a sense of community welfare can too easily fall apart - Guardian
Conservative cardinals and bishops have described as “unacceptable” a Vatican document calling for greater openness towards gays and divorcees - Times
The pastor of one of the Pacific north-west’s most successful evangelical megachurches stepped down on Tuesday, amid allegations that he bullied dissenting members - Guardian
Parties agree plan to fast-track female prelates to Upper House within months as legislation moves a step closer to becoming law - Telegraph
Richard Coles would be forgiven for wanting to draw a veil over a past of drugs, mendacity and sex in car parks. But his new autobiography lays it all bare - Independent
Vatican document states homosexuals have 'gifts and qualities to offer' in unprecedented step to 'welcome' gay people - Guardian
Rural Church of England schools face a fight for survival, according to a church report. - Times
As a chaplain who provides care to patients, much of my work is not about religion so much as saving patients’ lives (and savings) - Guardian
Catholics in the US are converging on forgotten and failing churches to bring much needed support - NY Times