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Pro-abortion campaigners in Ireland (Photo: PA)

Laurie Penny writes of “basic bodily autonomy”, but does such a thing exist?

A man calls for the excommunication of US politician Nancy Pelosi (CNS)

The Church only ever uses the penalty as a last resort – a shock tactic to bring people back to God

A gay rights campaigner waves a rainbow flag outside the Supreme Court in America (Photo: PA)

The liberalisation of attitudes to homosexuality won’t make a difference to the vast majority of people

Fr Murad, who was murdered by rebels in Syria

Have we learned nothing from Afghanistan and Iraq?

Ed Miliband is the latest politician to speak up against porn (Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images)

None of the arguments against censoring pornography stand up

The outgoing Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks (PA)

Many of today’s God-haters have nothing of significance to say about life

Auxiliary Bishop Gerald Walsh of New York catches up on some admin (Photo: CNS)

Without good administration, charity and justice become impossible. Church leaders should look to the example of King Solomon

St Joseph, by Guido Reni

Now more than ever, in an age of male worklessness around the world, Mary’s spouse is vital

The Assad regime has its supporters (Muzaffar Salman/AP/Press Association Images)

There are no good guys in the Syrian conflict; people can only choose the lesser of evils

Raphael’s Transfiguration

Great Catholic art lifts the heart, mind and soul up to where God is