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For atheists, death is the only point of life – that is Christianity’s great selling point

While we should, like Steve Jobs, live every day like it was our last, we should never allow our lives to be defined by this ‘one appalling fact’

Pope Benedict XVI arrives at the meeting with representatives of Catholic associations in Freiburg (Photo: CNS)

Much of the 1950s, Home Counties Church that I grew up in had become a matter of mere convention

Pilgrims at the World Youth Day closing Mass (Photo: CNS)

What John Allen describes as ‘Evangelical Catholicism’ gives me hope for the future

Members of the Women's Ordination Conference (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Una Kroll, ordained a priest in 1997, says ‘God gave me a direct push that I could not resist’

In 1933 T S Eliot said a 'large number of free-thinking Jews' were undesirable in a Christian society

Jewish poet Emanuel Litvinoff was horrified that Eliot’s anti-Semitic sentiments persisted after the Holocaust

The BBC's website refers to BCE/CE rather than BC/AD as it is 'religiously neutral'

If our timeline does not commemorate the birth of Christ it has no business to exist at all

Dr Richard Scott is being subject to a heavy-handed investigation by the General Medical Council (Photo: PA)

A GP faces a disciplinary hearing for suggesting to a patient that Christianity might help depression

If only someone like Dolores Hope could act as official censor at the BBC

A censor would not have to be Catholic; just someone who can tell the difference between laughter and obscenity

Sir David Attenborough wants the Government to tackle the 'threat' of creationism in schools (Photo: PA)

Of course schools should teach evolution – but they should not present it as a substitute for God

A Pro-life Day with Mary could be organised annually (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Pro-lifers should start by saying that abortion is intrinsically evil and fight on that principle