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London Olympic Games - Day 16

When people stop believing in heaven they often create hell on earth

A scene from Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet

The truth is that love is not a purely private matter. Every marriage has a public resonance

A 1999 production of Lear by the Royal Shakespeare Company (Photo: PA)

And hope is not an illusion; it reflects my experience of the world. To be a Christian in faith and practice is to be genuinely human

A sculpture of Darwin outside Bradford Town Hall made out of sand (Photo: PA)

G G Simpson, quoted by Richard Dawkins, suggested that the great thinkers of antiquity are now worthless

Richard Dawkins poses on a London bus displaying an atheist advertisement (PA)

Belief in an ordered universe is hard to reconcile with a tragic view of life

Charbel

Praying for them, and the invocation of Saint Charbel, may be a good way to start

No one ever forgets a priest who visited the sick, but does ‘going out and about’ make a difference to non-Massgoers

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Just 22 when he gave up his life, the story of this young Carabinieri should be better known

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It is in light of the Holocaust that European civilisation must be rebuilt

Olympics - Olympics Final preparations

Even for those of us who do not enjoy the Games, there are no real good reasons to object to them