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A baby is baptised Photo: PA

You can raise your children as Christians but ultimately, it’s up to them if they attend church as an adult

A scene from the 2002 film, The Magdalene Sisters

Despite the failings of the Magdalen system, unbalanced analysis failed to reflect the full story

Catholicism is more alien than other forms of Christianity to many people in secular society (CNS)

Whether it’s liturgy or social mockery, Catholicism is a difficult thing to join

Seminarians in New York. A new study paints an interesting picture of the type of men joining the priesthood    CNS

Most are from traditional Catholic families are not afraid of traditional devotions, according to a new survey

The US president is stridently anti-life AP Photo/Susan Walsh

‘Planned Parenthood is not going anywhere”, he told an audience

David Cameron meets with a young family Photo: Press Association

David Cameron has reiterated his pledge to introduce tax breaks for married couples but Francis Phillips is not holding her breath

Margaret Roberts in Dartford in 1950 (AP)

Last Saturday’s ‘Young Margaret’ offered some telling insights into the former prime minister

A midwife and expectant mother

The ruling in Glasgow will effect the NHS south of the border, too

Richard Dawkins has been usurped by a new breed of nuanced atheists

Richard Dawkins’s latest outburst reveal a lack of understanding about religion

St Peter's on the day of Pope Benedict XVI's resignation (CNS)

Prophecies about the end of the world have always been popular, but the current climate is fertile ground