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A sample about to be loaded on to a helium ion microscope in Dublin (one of only ten in the world) (Photo: PA)

Science can lead to wonder in the way it reveals the beauty and harmony of creation

Assisted suicide guidelines

The BAFTA for Terry Pratchett’s documentary is just the latest example of the Beeb’s stance

A conversation with my parish priest reminds me of the difficulties the Church faces with baptisms, weddings and Holy Communion

Bettina Goering, left, talks with Shanti Bannwart, whose father was a senior military official in Nazi Germany (PA photo)

None of the interviewees on BBC2’s Hitler’s Children mentioned religious belief at all

Obama Birth Control

President Obama’s contraception mandate has opened a new front in the culture war

Bishop Bernard Fellay CNS photo/Paul Haring

Bishop Fellay has made courageous steps towards ending the 40-year division

Britain Hilary Mantel

As Mother Teresa of Calcutta showed, the Church is for the unloved and the rejected

Melinda Gates (PA photo)

The statement by the Ursuline Sisters of Dallas is a hotchpotch of vagueness

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