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How Stalin became a Catholic

The dictator’s daughter Svetlana, who died last November, converted to the faith after a long correspondence with a priest

Prayers are said every year at the state opening of Parliament (PA photo)

Clive Bone’s success at the High Court shows that Britain has started to lose its Christian identity

As a mother whose Down’s syndrome daughter made her First Communion I object to the language of rights entering Christ’s Church

Surrogate mothers at the Kaival Hospital in Anand, Gujarat, India (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

The woman who travelled to India for a surrogate was overjoyed, and saw the commercial transaction as mutually beneficial. But I found out it hard to celebrate

More than any monarch, Queen Elizabeth II understands the spiritual element of her coronation oath

Christianity is at the centre of her tireless dedication to public service

David Lammy: working-class parents feel powerless to discipline their children Photo: Johnny Green/PA

Smacking is not abuse and parents should not be penalised for it

Edith Piaf pictured on a US stamp (AP Photo/USPA)

No one in their right mind – certainly no Christian – can sing ‘Non, je ne regrette rien’ and really believe that it’s true

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius stands next to President Barack Obama  Photo: CNS photo/Reuters

The American Church fights back

The bishops are taking on the Department of Health over proposals to make religious institutions provide contraception and abortifacient pills

Michael Voris: The courts and the legal system reflect the views of secular liberals

For five decades fundamental moral values have been sidelined by economics and politics

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The magazine, founded in 1991, provided honest coverage of the Church’s problems but also showed its life and vigour