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Jean Vanier, founder of L'Arche CNS photo by Nancy Wiechec

We need strong voices like Jean Vanier’s to fight against utilitarianism

Archbishop Dolan of New York, pictured addressing the media, is to be given a red hat (Photo: CNS)

Instead, let’s give thanks for Pope Benedict XVI’s wise leadership and continued good health

Joan of Arc, as portrayed by Milla Jovovich in the 1999 film The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc

I’m puzzled by St Joan of Arc

Yet there is no doubt that this extraordinary woman, who heard “voices”, was sane

The adoration of the Magi is depicted in a painting in the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia    CNS photo/Nancy Phelan Wiechec

The Wise Men’s journey reflects on our Christian journey too

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The relentless drive towards euthanasia

We must resist the drive towards assisted suicide in the name of ‘compassion’

Tesco seems to have listened to its customers (Photo: PA)

The company has apologised for creating ‘misunderstanding and mistrust’ and will change its policy in 2013. That is good enough for me

The White House Christmas tree, which this year is called a 'Holiday Tree' (Photo: PA)

And does Cameron really mean what he says about standing up for Christian values?

Christopher Hitchens, who died last week PETER FOLEY/LANDOV/Press Association Images

Christopher Hitchens was a magnanimous man who had many Christian friends

Evelyn Waugh and his wife pictured in 1950 (Photo: PA)

I like to think he would have approved of Mass in the Ordinary Form, too, now that we have an accurate translation

Mary Portas, with David Cameron Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Like high streets, the Church will have to change to revitalise