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The late Oswaldo Paya was a leading Catholic layman in Cuba (CNS)

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Blessed John Paul II (CNS)

Evangelium Vitae was clear: it should principally be about ‘the seriousness of abortion and euthanasia’

Dame Cecily brought compassion to the lives of the dying (PA)

Dame Cecily Saunders foresaw the threat of euthanasia and created an alternative

Olympics - Olympics Final preparations

Even for those of us who do not enjoy the Games, there are no real good reasons to object to them

Benedict XVI pictured during the Angelus at Castel Gandolfo (AP)

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Alms for Oblivion is an entertaining but shallow tale, and not a patch on A Dance to the Music of Time

Cardinal Levada, outgoing prefect of the CDF, looks over his correspondence (CNS)

Collaboration with the procurement if an abortion attracts automatic excommunication: has any excommunication been officially lifted? Is he in fact sorry he did it?

Philippines School Opening

Yet Malthusianism is as fashionable as ever

Protesters call for the release of Asia Bibi in Lahore in 2010 (CNS)

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It’s also saying that brain-damaged and demented people just cost too much: what’s happened to medical ethics?