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The lesson that Jesuits could give aid organisations in Africa

Nigerian women wait for antiretroviral treatment outside a clinic at a Catholic hospital (CNS photo)

Catholic charities, of course, provide 25 per cent of all HIV treatment

Mark Thompson vetoed a statue of George Orwell outside the BBC as a ‘Left-wing’ proposal. Winston Churchill would have disagreed

George Orwell: Winston Churchill read his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four twice (Photo: PA)

Orwell was one of those indispensable geniuses who transcended politics, and who Catholics too need as part of their mental furniture

Dom Mintoff, a dominant figure in Malta for 30 years, did great harm to his country

Dom Mintoff in 1972 (Photo: AP)

A friend to Mao, Gaddafi and the Khmer Rouge, he was no harmless eccentric, and knew when to send in his thugs

A new scandal is shaking the Aussie Church

Police are currently looking into alleged cover-ups involving three senior churchmen

Even people who aren’t religious want Sunday to be different

In the Netherlands shops are closed on Sunday but cafes are open (Photo: PA)

If I were in power I would bring in the Dutch system with a dash of the French: only corner shops open and lots of outdoor activities

An 11-year-old girl with Down’s syndrome has fallen foul of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws. Should we really continue to support this anti-Christian country?

David Cameron meeting President Zardari in Islamabad last year (Photo: PA)

What will Mr Cameron say or do about this gross barbarity? Just carry on supporting Pakistan regardless?

Catholics should be wary of supporting the Russian Orthodox Church against Pussy Riot

Russia Punks vs Putin

Among the victims of the Putin-Orthodox alliance are Russia’s Catholic minority

Single women should focus on God rather than themselves to achieve fulfillment

Helen Gurley Brown

The single life of Sister Wendy Beckett is more fulfilling than that of feminist Helen Gurley Brown

The post-Olympic campaign for daily sport in state schools could lead to the cult of sporting excellence that makes private schools a hell for the unathletic

School rugby can be a horrible prospect for the non-sporty (Photo: PA)

Two hours of sport a day is probably more than the state can afford: thank heaven for that, I say

What St Stephen of Hungary can teach us about manners

St Stephen could teach many web users about manners

The patron saint of Hungary has lots to teach us in the internet age