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The TV series Homeland never gets to grips with its key question: why would a US soldier embrace Islam?

Damian Lewis plays a US marine who has been 'turned' by al-Qaeda

I wonder how many Westerners have, like Brody, become Muslim. What would be their reasons for doing so?

Euthanasia is a war to the death between a religious and atheistic vision of society

Suffering has a worth and purpose in the Christian faith

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 18/04/12

Pope Benedict leaves this morning's general audience (AP)

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Professor Dawkins doesn’t seem to know much about Darwin: either what his masterpiece is actually called, or even what he believed about God (he wasn’t an atheist)

Dawkins: not as much of an expert on Charles Darwin as he thinks

There is, Darwin said, an ‘impossibility of conceiving this immense and wonderful universe … as the result of blind chance or necessity…. I deserve to be called a Theist’

Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/04/12

Pope Benedict watches a Bavarian dance on his 85th birthday (AP)

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Who would you rather the tax-avoiding rich gave their money to: charities or the Treasury? Give it up, George: this is one battle you can’t (and shouldn’t) win

George Osborne should back down over his tax relief cap (PA photo)

Everyone knows that charities spend money carefully and beneficially: not so, necessarily, the government

Time to end the War on Drugs

Criminalising drugs is a statist policy does more harm than good

What makes us Catholics?

Prayer, love and forgiveness are not enough in themselves

Morning Catholic must-reads: 16/04/12

Pope Benedict during yesterday's Regina Caeli (AP)

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The state does have the right to interfere in the bedroom

The European Court has confirmed once again that everything does not go