“Asking the nurse not to turn the ultrasound away, I saw our baby, the same size as a chickpea, and wondered how an innocent thing could ever be shameful.”
The subject still awaits its defining cinematic treatment.
Francis's popularity among progressives suggests that women and gay people are still viewed as appendages in the struggle for a better society.
Pope John Paul II, the charismatic anti-communist who became a religious autocrat, is being fast-tracked to sainthood by the Catholic Church. So what is going on inside the Vatican under the new leadership of Francis?
As a child, Anna Carey saw the dead-eyed women who had been forced to work for free in the laundries sit among the congregation at Mass, seen and yet ignored. Now, as the religious orders responsible refuse to contribute towards financial compensation, it
After promising beginnings with the Vatican II council, the Catholic Church lost its way under the reactionary leadership of John Paul II and Benedict XVI, says John Cornwell. Can it now change course?
Jorge Mario Bergoglio, an Argentinian Jesuit, is the surprise choice - and he has taken the name Francis I.
Pope Paul VI, who banned Catholics from using contraception, is the latest pontiff to be put forward for sainthood.
Former cardinal’s aide tasked with investigating abuse claims faces up to seven years in prison for endangering children.