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In March I received a sobering letter taking issue with the attitude of some Catholics to gays

US soldiers take part in the casing ceremony for 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, the last American combat brigade to serve in Iraq (Photo: PA)

Perhaps now the US will end its policy of intervention in order to make future Iraqs impossible

Hutton Gibson, with his son Mel (inset)

Militant atheists seem less likely than Christians to fall for wackadoo conspiracy theories

Cardinal O'Brien, one of the most outspoken prelates in the United Kingdom, is what you might call a pro-life all-rounder (Photo: CNS)

The American way with criminals is at times barbaric. Take the case of Ronnie Lee Gardner, executed by firing squad after 25 years of near-solitary confinement

The interior of the Birmingham Oratory (Photo courtesy of the Flickr photostream of the Catholic Church of England and Wales)

The Holy Father’s trip to Britain will be miserable for everyone if we don’t change our tone

The newly launched Protect the Pope website

The Protect the Pope website seems to present Catholics as a ‘victim group’. But let’s keep our dignity, and not whine about our rights

Pope Benedict adores the Eucharist on the Feast of Corpus Christi (Photo: CNS)

The Vatican seems to have denied the story in 2007. Plus, there is footage of the Pope celebrating Mass, in the Ordinary Form, in his private chapel

Roman Polanski is free to stay in his chalet (above) in Gstaad, Switzerland, after Swiss authorities refused to extradite him to the United States (AP Photo/Keystone/Dominic Favre)

The victim of his crime, Samantha Geimer, wants the case dropped. To bang him up would be cruel and vengeful

We may be about to witness the first fruits of Pope Benedict’s Anglicanorum coetibus. But not everyone is rejoicing

Mel Gibson and his (former) girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva in January (Photo: PA)

You don’t have to be a doctor to know that Mel is in trouble. And his Holy Family Church is not helping