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A friend suggested I was neurotic when I told her I confess every two weeks

Stanley v O'Neill - the bout that never was

Anyone who truly cares about women’s rights has to be prepared to look again at the evidence of what abortion on demand does to us

Iraqi Christians grieve beside the coffins of two  brothers killed in Mosul in 2010  (CNS)

The power of martyrdom gives Christians an edge over Islamists

'The peace challenges what I like most about the Catholic Mass – namely, the privacy of prayer' (CNS)

How the sign of peace disturbs me

While exchanging the sign everyone gets up, shakes hands, gives hugs and sometimes kisses – I’ve even witnessed a full-blown snog

Israeli border police walk by Christians on the Via Dolorosa in the Old City of Jerusalem this year                     (CNS)

With the Pope visiting the Holy Land next week, Tim Stanley reports on the fascinating, troubled place

Republican challenger Rick Santorum is one of two Catholics among the frontrunners to take on Barack Obama in the US presidential elections in November (PA)

Why the GOP is banking on Catholics

The Republican Party used to be the preserve of Anglo-Saxon Protestants, says Tim Stanley, but it no longer shuns the Catholic ‘hordes’