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The National Secular Society think the Bible should be dropped from the popular Radio 4 show (CNS)

Desert Island Discs needs the Bible

The Bible is not simply one of the finest achievements of our culture; it is also the word of God

England celebrate their win over Australia during day four of the Fourth Investec Ashes test match (PA)

Of course it doesn’t quite achieve what only a religious understanding can deliver: all the same, nearly all human life is there

Lord Williams of Oystermouth

Lord Williams’s comments highlight how Christians are on the back foot in this country

Primate of all Ireland Cardinal Brady will lead the Consecration ceremony  (PA)

Today’s Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Our Lady will poke the consciences of practising Catholics

Cardinal Timothy Dolan  (CNS)

There have also been scandals implied about some of those he has appointed: the truth of these has been denied by his spokesman, but the gossip persists

'The Christian understanding of suffering is the only one which makes sense' (PA)

Popular secular psychology has infiltrated and usurped traditional Catholic spirituality on how we should regard the human person

Japanese Catholics pray for victims of Nagasaki last week at Urakami Cathedral (The Yomiuri Shimbun via AP Images )

Is it ever right to commit such violence?

Pius XII prepares to give a radio address in 1943 (CNS)

Two English Bridgettines exemplified how Jews were not merely hidden in religious houses: they were also nurtured and profoundly respected as Jews

Coptic Pope Tawadros II (AP)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

A pro-life vigil in Dublin last year. Ireland still has a strong Catholic identity

How Catholic is Ireland today?

Enda Kenny’s abortion law will put Catholic institutions on a collison course with the state