Clifford Longley lays out a fresh approach to economics based on Catholic Social Teaching
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The Department for Education has shelved plans for a code of practice for some religious schools which operate outside of mainstream education - BBC News
Archbishop of York argues that priests should be free to break the confidentiality clause where children are in danger - Times
The open arguments about liberalising Catholic teaching are a welcome and necessary dose of reality, whichever side appears to win - Guardian
Our leaders talk a great deal about vanquishing the forces of evil. But their rhetoric reveals a failure to accept that cruelty and conflict are basic human traits - Guardian
Bishop warns Church will wither away without radical change to attract more people - Telegraph
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