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In 1968 Pope Paul VI issued the encyclical Humanae Vitae (PA Archive/Press Association Images)

That was in 1967, the year before Humanae Vitae. I wonder what Barbara Ward would think now

Pro-lifers protest against abortion outside the Houses of Parliament (Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire)

It might sound like a good thing but it is not as straightforward as one might think

Dr Francis Collins, who pioneered Hitchens's cancer treatment, is mentioned in the Pope's new book (AP Photo/J Scott Applewhite)

He suspects the scientist who pioneered his cancer treatment is praying for him, and doesn’t mind

Barack Obama walks past a portrait of Archbishop Oscar Romero in San Salvador's Metropolitan Cathedral (CNS photo/Kevin Lamarque, Reuters)

Barack Obama visited the grave of Oscar Romero today. That worries me

The Oxford Oratory welcomes the relics of St Thérèse (Photo: catholicrelics.co.uk)

If you want a complete new rite Latin liturgy you have to go either to the very top or bottom of Britain

The world's biggest book of fairy tales in eastern Germany (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

According to a poll, a third of parents refuse to read the story of Little Red Riding Hood because of its grisly content

Starkey says he is opposed to the fining of Christian B&B owners who refused two men a double bedroom (Photo: PA)

On Question Time last week he pointed to a ‘new tyranny’ of liberal morality

Lambert Wilson and Jean-Marie Frin star in Of Gods and Men, a film about Cisterian monks who were murdered by Islamists in Algeria (CNS photo/Sony Pictures Classics)

They faced a certain and violent death yet were filled with hope in eternal life

The late Charlton Heston, pictured in 1994, was publicly pro-life (Photo: AP)

New guidance from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is misleading

A priest handing out Communion at Mass

Communion on the hand or on the tongue?

Bishop Athanasius Schneider’s book argues for reverence for the Eucharist and concentrates the mind wonderfully