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We need to embrace the human race in all its vulnerability

Even the very greatest saints in the Christian calendar, like Francis of Assisi, are only “Christ-like” insofar as they have come to reflect their divine Master

It is easier to shuffle papers about charitable giving than to take to the streets and seek out the needy

No great novelist should have to resort to explicit sex scenes

Campaigning against abortion leaves Catholics open to hostility, but that’s more reason to take up the placards and join a prayer-vigil

Obituary: Alison Davis

Alison Davis, who for 30 years was the representative of the SPUC disability group, No Less Human, was born on January 8, 1955. She died on December 3, 2013

It strikes me that the push for euthanasia in this country is driven by a cadre of influential atheists with a fear of death

Bishop Athanasius Schneider of Kazakhstan has proved himself in tune with the Pontiff’s pronouncement on abortion in Evangelii Gaudium

A new booklet on the decline of marriage should concern us

Buildings can decay, religious communities die but each generation invariably throws up new holy people who run with the torch of the Christian faith