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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

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’