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Has Benedict XVI changed Church teaching on condoms?

Pope Benedict XVI's comments on Aids and condoms have lit up the headlines (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

In fact, the Pope has merely confirmed what is already well established

Good news for every blob of cells that wants to grow into a human

Stem-cell researchers achieve a breakthrough, while Woman’s Hour hosts a head-to-head debate on abortion

David, I thought you were a sensible chap. What happened with child benefits?

David Cameron: suffering from the law of unintended consequences (Photo: PA)

Any student of psychology could have told you how it would play out

Proportion of Christians in England has stayed the same for 10 years

We remain, by a large majority, a Christian culture

Stephen Hawking still can’t explain how something came from nothing

Stephen Hawking says the laws of physics do away with the need for God (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Dave Chidley)

Even if physicists had a Grand Theory of Everything, they could not solve creation

On teenage pregnancy, the Government is in a hole. And it’s still digging

The rise in teenage pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases among young people shows that the Government strategy is misdirected

Children are being confirmed too early

A bishop administers the sacrament of Confirmation (CNS file photo/Chris Heisey, The Catholic Witness)

Let’s delay the sacrament until children are 16

We’ve learned nothing from the human genome, admits Venter

Craig Venter (AP Photo/ Matt Houston)

So genetic nirvana is some way off yet