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A mother holds her children during Mass (Photo: CNS)

A doctor has spoken of the agony women feel when they realise they can no longer start a family

Eve Tushnet's book contains many insights about the single life

‘Gay and Catholic’ is an ‘honest, humble, humorous and courageous’ memoir

It is easy to forget that the Holy Spirit is working all the time (CNS)

‘From the Kippah to the Cross’ charts the journey of a remarkable Jewish convert

A No vote is counted during last week's referendum on same-sex marriage in Ireland (PA)

In light of the Irish referendum result, the faithful must charitably but firmly engage in robust public debates on marriage, family and society

Salvadorans rally to pay tribute to the late archbishop in March (Photo: CNS)

Author Fr Ashley Beck says bishops who opposed his Cause felt betrayed by his shift against the ruling class

Sigmund Freud

The way many atheists and agnostics believe in the theories of men like Freud shows people still long for religious faith in this age of reason

Amber Rudd, new Climate Change Secretary. Women have an increased presence in the Cabinet (Photo: PA)

This genius makes a vital contribution to culture – and decadence may follow if it is lost

Ed Miliband during his resignation speech (PA)

Andrew Roberts’ excellent biography of Napoleon Bonaparte should have been on the outgoing Labour leader’s reading list

Fr Franz Reinisch was executed for refusing to serve in the army under the Nazis

Bishops deferred to authority and priests and seminarians mainly followed suit. The lesson? That we must always speak out when our conscience is challenged

Antoni Gaudi's Sagrada Familia church, in Barcelona, Spain (PA)

Antoni Gaudi’s work reminds us that God’s grace works in multiple ways