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Former Home Secretary Charles Clarke (PA)

The Catholic Education Service has said that religious instruction must remain part of Catholic education

Cardinal Nichols pictured in front of Canary Wharf at the press conference yesterday (Photo: Mazur/

The Pope’s encyclical advises faithful that ‘less is more’, says cardinal

Jeb Bush greets voters after a town hall meeting at the Derry Opera House yesterday (PA)

Ahead of the publication of the encyclical on the environment, the presidential hopeful said Francis should stay out of politics

Actor Julie Hesmondhalgh, left, prompted a national debate on assisted suicide (PA)

Luvvies are heaping pressure on Parliament to change the law, with potentially disastrous consequences for the less wealthy, powerful and self-assured

'In 2011 approximately seven trillion spam messages arrived in our inboxes' (AP)

When the Devil is in the email

The traps set by evil spammers can be hard to avoid

Lord Falconer (PA)

Lord Falconer is using Jeffrey Spector’s death to call for a change to the law. His comments show how far his agenda goes

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Bishop Sherrington said society needed to accept the reality of death (© Mazur/

Bishop John Sherrington said that society needed to face the reality of death

Daniel and Amy McArthur of Ashers Bakery (PA)

Neil Addison said that he was surprised by the ruling in the Ashers Bakery case

Archbishop Eamon Martin said the bishops could not support same-sex marriage (CNS)

Archbishop Eamon Martin has asked the faithful to pray for marriage