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Nick Clegg, whose office referred to opponents of SSM as 'bigots'

The gay marriage debate has turned unpleasant both here and in the US

Newborn babies at a hospital in Shandong province, eastern China (Photo: PA)

The internet is making it impossible for Chinese authorities to keep their shameful policy away from international scrutiny

The case of the woman jailed for killing her unborn child has raised some disturbing questions

Archbishop Chaput at a press conference (Photo: CNS)

He has sold his £6m residence and is living among students at St Charles Borromeo seminary. Lay members of the Church need men like him

Michelangelos Pietà

Can beauty lead to truth?

Art can save your soul – providing pride does not get in the way

Obama 2012

Could abortion cost Obama the election?

Polls show the president to be out of touch with the American public

Helen Gurley Brown (Photo: PA)

A model and a granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst believe Cosmo fits the legal definition of pornography

Britain Pope

Lord Sacks continues to be the most eloquent spokesman for religion

The final of last night's men's T44 100m at the Paralympic Games (PA)

We applaud competitors while welcoming new ways to ‘eradicate’ Down’s syndrome sufferers

Priests hear Confessions at World Youth Day in Madrid (Photo: CNS)

Confession may be in decline in many areas, but some parishes – usually seen as ‘traditional’ – are reversing the trend