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Analysis by Andrew Brown The last week has seen hostile articles about the Church of England’s problems in The Spectator, The Sunday Times, The Times, and The Daily Telegraph (the Mail, characteristically, got its retaliation in early, on Boxing Day). All have concentrated on the church’s financial difficulties and almost all of them have driven the line that these are...
The story of Theodore McCarrick, former cardinal and sex abuser, is at the centre of a struggle between supporters and opponents of Pope Francis and Donald Trump, which is unlikely to be resolved by the inquiry.
Andrew Brown asks how France can address the recent savage Jihadi violence, and hears experts suggest that the secular state makes a free discussion of the problems of religious extremism impossible for policy makers.
Professor Frank Bremer has spent his life researching the Puritans who settled in the new world. On the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower's voyage, he reviews their attempts to create an exemplary society.