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Francis Maude (Photo: PA)

Politicians like Francis Maude think the party should cling to the ‘spirit of the age’. Come the election they may be in for a shock

Pope Francis celebrates the Eucharist during Mass at the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome Photo:CNS

‘If you are out of communion on a matter as fundamental as the right to life, surely you have chosen to cut yourself off from the community of fellow worshippers’ says Francis Phillips

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