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A conference on marriage was banned for being ‘contrary to diversity policy’

Barack Obama at the White House (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The US president was waiting for the public mood to change before supporting gay marriage

An NHS trust has suggested that pharmacists should be able to give the contraceptive pill to teenagers without their parents' consent (PA photo)

Giving girls as young as 13 the contraceptive Pill without their parents’ knowledge is yet another hugely misguided policy. Time for a change of approach?

Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein (PA photo)

Hereditary Prince Alois has said he is prepared to abdicate. His power of veto may not last much longer

A couple renew their wedding vows at an anniversary Mass at St Mary's Cathedral in Nebraska (CNS photo)

Research suggests an awareness of death can reduce divorce rates. I can well believe it

Bishop Ali has defended our right to wear the Cross  AP Photo/Jay LaPrete

Perhaps it is time we followed the example of Bishop Nazir Ali and Cardinal O’Brien

Despite tremendous hardship, the Bavaria in which the Ratzingers were raised was a happy place

The Pope pictured with his brother on his 85th birthday (CNS photo)

Seven years after his election, he continues to show great trust and humility

Melinda Gates is critical of Church teaching on contraception (AP photo)

Expensive birth control programmes come with an agenda

Charles Colson gives his testimony in 2000 (Photo: PA)

Charles Colson went on to found the world’s biggest prison ministry