16 May 1840
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The search for beautiful harmony
As a new emperor is enthroned, old ghosts are coming back to haunt Japan. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is planning to change the constitution / BY KEVIN RAFFERTY
Not rocket science
A Cistercian abbot explains that the story of the Ascension is very much more attractive and mysterious than is often understood / BY ERIK VARDEN
‘If that’s what God calls you to do, you can’t say no’
The third in our series in which six priests share their fears and concerns, their hopes and dreams / BY ANTHONY CHO AND BLANCHE GIROUARD
Did the Council fail?
A theologian and sociologist argues that Vatican II was intended to meet the challenges of modernity – and that it has largely failed / BY STEPHEN BULLIVANT