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Pope Francis greets a parent and child last year (Photo:CNS)

His support for firm punishment flies in the face of modern child-centred tenets

Salvadorans rally to pay tribute to the late archbishop in March (Photo: CNS)

Author Fr Ashley Beck says bishops who opposed his Cause felt betrayed by his shift against the ruling class

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (PA)

Umberto Eco famously declared that Macs are Catholic and PCs are Protestant. That analogy can also be applied to the two social media giants shaping the 21st century

Archbishop Oscar Romero pictured in August 1977 (AP)

The final 24 hours of a martyr

Archbishop Oscar Romero knew that his uncompromising defence of the poor would have only one outcome

Former Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy (PA)

Scotland’s Catholic pariah

Jim Murphy has paid a heavy price for standing up to nationalism

Daniel McArthur of Ashers Bakers faces the media (PA)

Redefining marriage has had unintended consequences

Sigmund Freud

The way many atheists and agnostics believe in the theories of men like Freud shows people still long for religious faith in this age of reason

Jean Vanier speaks at the Templeton Prize ceremony in London
(Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

The full text of Jean Vanier’s address as he collected the 2015 Templeton Prize

Camel riders pass stone pillars, a relic of the Roman Empire, in the desert city of Palmyra, central Syria (PA)

The grave threat to Palmyra should cause a collective shudder in all who love our heritage

Pope Francis meeting Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas at the Vatican (CNS)

Francis urged the Palestinian president to be ‘an angel of peace’ – he didn’t tell him he was one