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The Southern General Hospital in Glasgow, where Mary Doogan and Concepta Wood, were employed as “labour ward co-ordinators” (PA)

These brave women have taken their cause to the Supreme Court in London. This is now a vital test case. SPUC have taken on the costs: they urgently need our financial help

Pope Francis greeting Benedict XVI at the Vatican in July (CNS)

As attendance at Mass and the confessional ‘soars’, his pastoral strategy is looking clearer; who knows? The ‘Francis effect’ may even prove durable

Pope Francis speaks to reporters on his flight home from Rio (CNS)

He has, says Sandro Magister, inaugurated a ‘twofold communicative register’, the existence of which the Press has simply not caught up with. Maybe it never will.

Pope Francis (CNS)

He prefers to communicate by means of discussion and conversation rather than preaching at people. But he never places the teachings of the church in any doubt

Blessed John Paul II (CNS)

Like Leo the Great and Gregory the Great, he both exerted geopolitical influence and reasserted the teaching authority of the Holy See

Archbishop Bernard Longley (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Archbishop Longley ought now to issue a retraction, or ‘clarification’ of some kind, in an attempt to undo the damage his interview has done

Polish woman greets Blessed John Paul II (CNS)

It’s when you take Mary out of the equation—as first Protestantism and then modern secularism did—that the secular feminism of our own day inevitably emerges in the end

Pope Francis in silhouette during a private audience today (AP)

Pope Francis is sometimes unnerving. But he is after all the Pope, the Vicar of Christ. To some Catholics who claim to defend orthodox belief that means nothing

Archbishop Piero Marini adjusts Benedict XVI's skullcap in 2007 (AP)

If Archbishop Piero Marini really is appointed, it will be an unmistakeable declaration that we are all to be plunged back into the hermeneutic of discontinuity and rupture

Pope Francis (AP)

Now he has made a passionate declaration against abortion, on the protection of the vulnerable against being ‘discarded’, because they, too, are in the image of Christ