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'The Christian understanding of suffering is the only one which makes sense' (PA)

Popular secular psychology has infiltrated and usurped traditional Catholic spirituality on how we should regard the human person

Japanese Catholics pray for victims of Nagasaki last week at Urakami Cathedral (The Yomiuri Shimbun via AP Images )

Is it ever right to commit such violence?

A pro-life vigil in Dublin last year. Ireland still has a strong Catholic identity

How Catholic is Ireland today?

Enda Kenny’s abortion law will put Catholic institutions on a collison course with the state

A brave midwife stood up for the dignity of anencephalic babies (PA)

For every anti-human academic we need a moral midwife

Daniel Pelka (PA)

For the sake of a quiet life how often are we prepared to let things pass that we know to be wrong?

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George (Photo: CNS)

Couples must not persuade themselves of the need to limit the size of their families

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their baby son

Kate and William would set a wonderful example by having a big family

An American university has carried out research into the cost of weddings and the success of marriages (AP Photo)

It’s time we considered adopting the French system

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