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Mary O’Regan meets the softly spoken but steely campaigner seeking the repeal of Ireland’s abortion law

The exhumed body of St. Padre Pio lies in a glass sepulchre in the crypt of the saint's shrine in San Giovanni Rotondo, southern Italy, April 24. The body of Padre Pio, who died in 1968, will be on display until at least September. (CNS photo/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters) (April 24, 2008)

Fr Wojtyla was the only person that Padre Pio ever told about his most painful and bloody wound

Pope Francis – the secular media think they love him, but we really do

The secular media are in love with a pope of their own creation

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (PA)

Mother Teresa persuaded Clinton to open a home for orphaned children, and we should follow the feisty nun’s example

Hoffman, with Doubt co-stars Viola Davis, Amy Adams and Meryl Streep (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello

The late actor shone a torch into the dark corners of clericism

Pope Francis (PA)

The Irish Catholics who protested against the closure are also worthy of praise

Seamus Heaney., who died in August (PA)

The late poet’s attitude to his faith goes some way to explaining why he was adored by the liberal, secular elite

A poster promoting Natural Fertility Awareness used by the US Bishops Conference (CNS)

We need reminding that Natural Fertility Awareness can support women who are trying to conceive

Fr Ray Blake appraisal of his work with the poor has upset the consciences of those who have not let the needy near them (CNS)

If Fr Ray stops blogging, it will be a victory for the worst kind of censorship

Francis made a powerful appeal for peace last Sunday (AP)

At first, the Pope’s appeals for peace exasperated me. Surely we had passed the point of no return