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The total number of abortions increased in 2015 (PA)

The number of repeat abortions in England and Wales in 2015 went up to 70,294 in total

40 Hours of Adoration at the Brompton Oratory
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Lady Gaga said that celebrities are still human beings (PatrickMcMullan.com via AP Images)

Blogger Becky Roach said the controversial singer had done ‘obscene things’

Sally Phillips has a son with Down's Syndrome (PatrickMcMullan.com via AP Images)

A new screening could eliminate children with Down’s syndrome – but few people want to talk about it

Protestors stand outside Parliament to petition Jeremy Hunt (Don't Screen Us Out)
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Madeleine Teahan talks to Peter D Williams of Right to Life about a new screening test that would pave the way for more abortions

Cardinal Turkson said that it is "plausible" that Pope Francis may write a new encyclical letter on Just War Theory (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)
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Forensic officers at the scene in Kilcronin Close, west Dublin, where a man was shot dead about two hours after a suspected dissident republican was murdered in a pub (PA)

The archbishop spoke out after two people were shot dead in two hours

Bishop Brignall said that some would be shocked by the decision (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

The Bishop of Wrexham, announcing the closure of 22 churches by 2020, says some changes will begin ‘within weeks’

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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Sister Clare Maria Crockett

Sister Clare Maria Crockett, from Northern Ireland, was teaching children to play guitar when  the earthquake struck