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Madeleine Teahan

Madeleine Teahan is Associate Editor at the Catholic Herald and chairs the Catholic Herald Podcast Debates. Her special interests include euthanasia and assisted suicide. She is on Twitter as @MadeleineTeahan

Ordinariate is a ‘permanent feature’ for the Church, says Vatican spokesman

Fr Federico Lombardi (PA)

Fr Lombardi says the ordinariate will remain a permanent feature of the Catholic Church after Benedict XVI has abdicated

Minister: No conscience clause for registrars opposed to same-sex marriage

Maria Miller addresses the House of Commons on same-sex marriage Photo: Press Association

Maria Miller tells Church all registrars must solemnise same-sex marriages

The internet is helping faithful young Catholics find love

It’s becoming harder for single Catholics to meet (Photo: PA)

Madeleine Teahan says more and more Catholics are trying out dating websites. And, what’s more, they work

Gove’s new exam plans will not help RE, says CES

Michael Gove addresses the House of Commons PA Photos

Catholic Education Service says the announcement yesterday fails to elevate RE as a core subject

Same-sex marriage will put Catholics under ‘intolerable moral pressures’, says bishop

Bishop Philip Egan (Photo: Mazur)

Bishop Egan issued the warning after MPs voted in favour of the legislation by a sizeable majority

Medical journal: pharmacists must give out morning-after pill

Under current law pharmacists may refuse to sell the pill but must direct the customer to another provider (Photo: PA)

Academics say right of pharmacists to refuse to sell the pill should be abolished

‘Government cannot protect teachers from the sack, if they refuse to teach same-sex marriage’

Michael Gove                Photo: PA

An official has said that any decision about sacking teachers who refuse to teach about same-sex marriage, ultimately rests with Strasbourg and not the Government

Down’s abortion figures may be higher, admits Government

The Government recorded that 582 abortions were performed on unborn babies with Down's Syndrome in 2010 (Photo: PA)

Hundreds more children with Down’s Syndrome may be being aborted each year than figures show

‘I just couldn’t walk away from this’

Eve Farren: ‘I wish there had been a national body to support me and give me strength. So I thought maybe I should create that body’

Madeleine Teahan talks to Eve Farren about why she is helping pro-lifers to navigate the jungle of student politics

Head of the CDF urges Catholics to welcome ordinariate converts

Archbishop Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (Photo: CNS)

Archbishop Müller says members have often ‘sacrificed a great deal to be true to their consciences’