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In Britain the jury is still out on whether women should serve in close combat units (PA photo)

Arguments over women fighting in the armed forces and the legalisation of abortion are linked

The silhouettes of Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

The episode has exposed the cowardice of the Coalition Government

A scene from Of Gods and Men, about the martyrdom of the Tibhirine monks

One priest suggests they cannot be Christian martyrs if they repeatedly worshipped a false god

Michael Voris wielding his 'sword of truth'

Francis Phillips relates Michael Voris’s take no prisoners approach to faith

A priest hears a confession in Retiro park, Madrid, during World Youth Day (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

World Youth Day reminded us that the sacrament can open the doors to new life

A boy stares at the aftermath of the riot in Tottenham (AP Photo/Akira Suemori)

I felt depressed at the scenes on our streets, but not actually surprised

Pope Benedict XVI leads Benediction at World Youth Day in Sydney (CNS photo)

Let’s cease the jeremiads

Photo: PA

A Protestant minister in the Netherlands believes there is no life after death and that God is a ‘human experience’

Benedict XVI told pilgrims this week that some books in the Bible could be read in an hour (CNS photo)

I’m not sure I can sit on the beach, surrounded by grandchildren, and read the Book of Job

Michael Voris speaks at a bloggers' meeting at a bar in Rome (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

His message is simple: we Catholics should be prepared to live our faith radically