Thomas Tobin

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Pope Francis attends the general audience in the Paul VI hall, Vatican City, on Wednesday. Photograph: Angelo Carconi/EPA

As archbishop of Buenos Aires, Pope Francis, a vehement opponent of same-sex marriage, in 2010 unsuccessfully urged fellow bishops to endorse recognit(...)

‘The churches are entitled to apply their own rules and to minister to their flocks as they see fit.’ File photograph: Getty

At the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Belfast last week, former Moderator Norman Hamilton said historic biblical values were no longer(...)

Men, it suggests, evolved to be aggressive, to advance in the face of difficulties and to doggedly pursue difficult goals in keeping with their role as fathers.

“More than one marriage has been rendered unhappy because the wife failed to understand the way her husband looks at things,” writes Fr Thomas Tobin i(...)

Pope Francis: ‘We have to find a new balance, otherwise even the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a house of cards, losing the freshness and fragrance of the Gospel.’ Photograph: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

Pope Francis has criticised the Roman Catholic church for becoming “obsessed” with preaching about abortion, gay marriage and contraception and said h(...)