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Pope Francis said that if  Jesus is not at the centre of a priest's life "we lose everything" (PA)

Pope Francis’s impromptu sermons prompt serious questions

A protester demonstrates outside the Marie Stopes clinic in Belfast, Northern Ireland (PA)

It is important to be alive to the cultural implications of living in an age of widespread abortion

It is extraordinary that this little word 'insulting' which can be interpreted according to the whims of those who feel 'insulted'

After unjust incidents of police interfering with free speech, thank goodness common sense is to prevail

When Humanae Vitae was released Peter Geach opened a bottle of champagne to celebrate (PA)

Truth matters and Peter Geach understood this

Robert Hugh Benson, author of Lord of the World

Pope Francis referred to the apocalyptic fable, The Lord of the World, in November and Benedict XVI also frequently cited it

CS Lewis: His work inspires Christians

Christmas reminds us that God became man

President Barack Obama Below:

A federal judge has struck down Obama’s contraception mandate

Francis will be saying confession for the next few weeks (AP)

The Pope of forgievness wishes to encourage both priests and laypeople

Nelson Mandela (AP)

For whatever reason, unlike Alison Davis, he never got to appreciate the sacredness of life

Costanza Miriano's book has provoked anger among feminists (CNS)

Submission in marriage can be a virtue

The controversial book ‘Get Married and be Submissive’ is about self-giving, not self-abasement