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Society views celibacy as a strange lifestyle choice

Contrary to popular assumptions, chastity is dynamic, creative and radical

'The more divided the medical establishment seems to be on "brain death",  the more I hesitate to sign an organ donation card' (PA)

There is much about brain function that is not yet understood and it appears that the medical definition of ‘brain death’ is not infallible

Pope Francis hears confession during a penitential liturgy in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in March (CNS)

Author Patrick Madrid’s new book is eloquent on the importance of sacramental Confession

The Grenadier Guards are watched by a crowd as they leave Wellington Barracks in London for active service in France at the beginning of the Great War (CNS)

After a century of two world wars we know better that it is rarely the solution to human conflict

Stratford Caldecott: 26th November 1953 – 17th July 2014

Rest in peace, Stratford Caldecott

Stratford’s Requiem Mass was a solemn and beautiful occasion

'Natural family planning is a way of spacing births in a family when there is a good reason for doing so'

Simcha Fisher’s Sinner’s Guide is recommended for those faithful to Church teaching on contraception and those who are struggling with it

'A doctor made the comment that many couples in a similar situation choose not to abort because ... they want “the positive experience” of “meeting” the baby for however short a time' (Photo: PA)

A BBC Radio 4 programme yesterday showed how unborn children should be treated by the medical profession – with the utmost care and respect

'There is one right way to set up an oratory but that individual family oratories should communicate your own faith'

An energetic new book offers a helpful guide to praying at home

A banner opposes the Assisted Dying Bill outside Parliament (@CNKAlliance)

What I learned from talking to passers-by outside Parliament as peers debated the Assisted Dying Bill

Hugues de Montalembert: 'Why, during or after what I went through, did I never contemplate suicide?'

A photographer’s haunting memoir sheds new light on the Assisted Dying Bill