LEAD STORY — The Catholic politicians keeping Church teaching at arm’s length ● David Quinn: The challenge faced by both the Irish Church and Pope Francis ● Fr Raymond de Souza: Do priests have ‘no credibility’ when advising engaged couples? ● Ann Widdecombe: People don’t understand the true meaning of the word ‘sin’ ● Cardinal Arinze: ‘We need Christ’s permission to share the Eucharist’ ● Quentin de la Bédoyère on the communication problems blighting a south-eastern hospital ● Mary Kenny: Any time now, ‘thought crime’ will enter into the statute books ● Fr Dominic Allain on the revival of the Greyfriars ● Fr Edmund Waldstein says football played well is an image of the Christian life ● Michael Duggan remembers Ireland’s master storyteller, Frank O'Connor