The Vatican has formally opened debate on letting married men be ordained as priests in remote parts of the Amazon where priests are so few that Catholics can go weeks or months without attending a Mass.
Elaine Kelly was a leading barrister until God called her in an unexpected direction - to become a nun and join the Adoration Sisters, based on Belfast's Falls Road. Here, Sister Elaine of the Heart of Jesus describes the moment her life was irresistibly changed and explains why prayer is so powerful
Concepts like 'toxic masculinity' and 'male privilege' have put the question of what it means to be a man under scrutiny like never before. Oisín Walsh asks what men are supposed to do about this, and considers a Christian response
Fr Martin Henry considers the reality of evil and suffering - possibly the strongest, or at least the most persistently raised, argument against the existence of a good God, and a major exhibit in the case for atheism