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Demonstrators stage a beach party outside the French Embassy, in Knightsbridge, London, in protest at the French government's burkini ban (PA)

Are the French authorities right to try and ban it? I confess to being a bit torn on this one

Oscar Wilde (AP)

The law in Wilde’s time was not overly concerned with the age of his sexual partners

Gabriele Kuby, 2014 (Wikipedia, Derzsi Elekes Andor)

The author explains why she believes her book has helped spark resistance to the ‘gender revolution’

'Moderate' Bishop Kevin J. Farrell of the Diocese of Dallas. (CNS photo/Rebecca Kirstin Patton, The Texas Catholic)
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Hostility from the authorities, and apathy from its own clergy, have put the Ordinariate’s future in danger. But there could be a simple solution

A detail from the magnificent nave ceiling painted by Mildred Holland (Spencer Means)

This stunning first novel about the ‘Michelangelo of Suffolk’ brings the 19th century vividly to life

Bishop Farrell heads the new dicastery (CNS)

The Pope reaches out to America

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The appointment of Bishop Farrell suggests the Pope wants the Church in the US to move away from confrontation and towards dialogue

Pastor Joshua Nink prays over Donald Trump at First Christian Church, Iowa (AP)

So who’s praying for a Trump victory?

Polls suggest Trump is deeply unpopular among Catholics. So why do evangelicals find him so appealing?

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte 'war' is bound to fail  (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

The Philippines government is risking the worst of all outcomes