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The opening Mass for the US bishops' Fortnight for Freedom at a basilica in Baltimore (CNS photo)

Pregnancy is not a disease, and the pill should not be a part of any health insurance policy

A sign at a religious freedom rally in Phoenix, Arizona (CNS photo)

The heart and soul of one particular Radio 4 programme was not on the side of the bishops

Pink balloons raise awareness of breast cancer in Seoul, South Korea (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Few of those campaigning against the awful disease wish to mention one of its possible causes

A tent for Adoration in Leicester Square, central London (Photo: Mazur)

The Spirit in the City initiative last weekend put the focus on the big stuff: worship, repentance and rejoicing. I hope it touched lonely souls

Cups and sugar cubes are displayed at a news conference at New York's City Hall (AP photo)

The Mayor of New York wants to ban super-sized cups of sugary drinks. I’d go further


But there’s something odd about wanting to appear nude in public

It is not just ‘bible-thumping Christians’ who oppose the change

Revellers on the Mall in London watch the Queen appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony (PA photo)

We’ll even borrow one from abroad rather than become republican

The Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William on the balcony of Buckingham Palace (PA photo)

The Chief Rabbi says Jews are ‘intensely loyal’ to the Queen. Is that true for our immigrants today?

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