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Nellie Gray, founder of the March for Life. Her motto was 'no exceptions, no compromises' (Photo: CNS)

Gaining some lives at the cost of others is to surrender the principle that every life is of equal value

The opening of the Second Vatican Council in October 1962 (AP)

The Church was just not ready to face the changes the 1960s threw at it

Religious leaders including Lord Sacks address crowds in London (Photo: PA)

Cardinal O’Brien has set up a commission to support marriage; the Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, meanwhile, says it lifts humanity ‘from biology to poetry’

London Olympic Games - Day 13

Sports like wrestling and boxing are training women to be as aggressive as men

The French geneticist’s Cause is needed more than ever

Nigerian women wait for antiretroviral treatment outside a clinic at a Catholic hospital (CNS photo)

Catholic charities, of course, provide 25 per cent of all HIV treatment

In the Netherlands shops are closed on Sunday but cafes are open (Photo: PA)

If I were in power I would bring in the Dutch system with a dash of the French: only corner shops open and lots of outdoor activities

Helen Gurley Brown

The single life of Sister Wendy Beckett is more fulfilling than that of feminist Helen Gurley Brown

Aren’t there enough prisoners of conscience without the human rights group bowing to feminist pressure?

Prescription pills can be addictive too (Photo: PA)

A friend’s newfound belief in his unique dignity as a human being loved by God made him see his addictive lifestyle in a new light