Week commencing 17th May 2021

The BBC report that a church with crumbling stonework is replacing unsalvageable carvings with representations of women who have impacted society. St Mary’s in Beverley, East Yorkshire will house sculptures of women including Ada Lovelace, Mary Wollstonecraft and Helen Sharman. Rev Rebecca Lumley said they would “help to inspire the next generation”.

News service Religionnews.com runs with a piece that discusses how some Catholic bishops are calling for President Biden to be refused communion because of his views on abortion. However, the article explores how not all Catholics believe this is the right way to protest.