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Hazel Mary Hall risks losing her home and livelihood after she and her husband refused to give a double room to a gay couple (Photo: PA)

Where is the tolerance for which our country was once celebrated?

Conservative MP Nadine Dorries said the churches had been 'pathetic' in the fight to reform abortion law

That may be the reason Nadine Dorries felt so let down when she tried to reduce the upper time limit

Greta Garbo as Anna Karenina: Tolstoy's novel illustrates that working at an unsatisfactory marriage is usually better than abandoning it

Teaching ‘well-being’ at school is also hard to justify. Children are better off studying great works of literature

Jean Vanier, co-founder of L'Arche, pictured in 2002 (Photo: CNS)

For 46 years Jean Vanier has travelled the world spreading a transformative message. Yesterday I saw him at Blackfriars

George VI, or 'Bertie', is played by Colin Firth in The King's Speech

Our future king thinks Christianity is just one of many faiths

The late Cardinal Hume was presented with the Order of Merit by the Queen (Photo: PA)

Cardinal Hume was wrong to seek respectability within the English Establishment

A detail from a painting believed to be an authentic image of the writer made from life. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Sir Derek Jacobi is wrong to think that Shakespeare could not have written his own plays; the greatest poet and dramatist of all times was an Englishman and a Catholic

My neighbour’s miserable Christmas

Hearing about her experience I made an instant resolution

But not, perhaps, controversial enough for John Humphrys

George Bernard Shaw, Hilaire Belloc and G K Chesterton at a London debate (Photo: PA)

G K Chesterton, saint of the blogosphere

He loved debate and controversy but at the same time managed to remain magnanimous to his enemy