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Where does conscientious objection begin? The recent case of the Glasgow midwives raises difficult questions

St Patrick depicted at St Patrick Church in Glen Cove, New York (CNS photo/Gregory A Shemitz, Long Island Catholic)

I always identify with the religious and patriotic sentiments it expresses

Nicklinson, 57, suffered a massive stroke in 2005 which left him paralysed from the neck down and unable to speak (PA photo)

Disasters should bring us together, and summon a community around the weakest person

We need an inventive genius to think of a new one

It is hard to argue the case against gay marriage using the language of metropolitan liberals

A screenshot from the documentary Catholics. The last episode, Women, will be broadcast tomorrow evening on BBC4

Woman’s Hour this week lets two ‘good cops’ talk about women in the Church

A woman at the March for Life rally in Washington DC (CNS photo)

The debate on sex selection has put the abortion lobby on the back foot

We have taken this institution for granted for too long. Now the Coalition is showing how vital and precious it is

A woman at a rally against female foeticide, in New Delhi, India (PA photo)

It’s hypocritical to believe abortion is a right and yet be scandalised by who gets aborted and who doesn’t

Its wraparound child care system is a dangerous social experiment that has damaged family life