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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

An NHS trust has suggested that pharmacists should be able to give the contraceptive pill to teenagers without their parents' consent (PA photo)

Giving girls as young as 13 the contraceptive Pill without their parents’ knowledge is yet another hugely misguided policy. Time for a change of approach?

Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein (PA photo)

Hereditary Prince Alois has said he is prepared to abdicate. His power of veto may not last much longer