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The days when the disabled could be killed up to birth may soon be over (CNS)

I still hope that the Paralympics has marked a sea change in our attitude to the disabled

Children need mothers and fathers

The question of what children might want has been largely ignored in the debate over marriage

Under Ireland's new legislation babies can be aborted up to birth in certain circumstances Photo: Press Association

Abortion’s impact on Ireland’s culture will be dire

People at the end of life should be treated humanely (AP)

There are increasing concerns about the way the system is working

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, beatified in 1990 (CNS)

The Italian Blessed shows us how to live life to the full

The then Bishop Karol Wojtyla of Krakow – a great shepherd (CNS)

We need shepherds, not bureaucrats

Atheists gather at rally in America earlier this year (Photo: PA)

On Brandon Vogt’s website the point of Catholics and secularists debating is not to win arguments, but to help each other find the Truth

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signs the gay marriage bill into law (AP)

A new law in Minnesota could prompt a Catholic psychologist to stop offering marital therapy

Pope Paul VI would not altar the Church's position on artifical contraception Photo: CNS

The Church is not here to appease the wider world or indeed, lay Catholics

'Politicians have bought in to the over-population agenda for too long'

Priests must combat ‘over-population’ agenda by preaching on marriage and openness to new life