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Despite some mysterious statements in canon law, the truth is that nothing can ever erase one’s Baptism

Blessed are the bloggers

The internet has brought a golden age of evangelical opportunity. Atheists share the same soapbox – but that should not deter us

Natural Fertility Awareness eschews subsidising ‘Big Pharma’ and encourages the consumption of organic vegetables

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Francis’s exhortation doesn’t shy away from the often harsh realities of marriage and family life

Bogus statistics ‘show’ that most converts drift away. Solid research from the US suggests the opposite

From Mother Teresa to Blessed Jose Brochero, the sheer diversity of the saints should inspire us to follow their example

The denial of Communion is a supremely grave matter which raises a host of tricky questions

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Even practising Catholics have lost a sense of sin

But the Angelic Doctor also made a serious point about the danger of using analogies to speak of God

The way Vatican news is reported in the mainstream media has changed drastically since the arrival of Francis