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The Prince of Liechtenstein is upholding natural justice in his threat to veto a law legalising abortion

Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein (PA photo)

Hereditary Prince Alois has said he is prepared to abdicate. His power of veto may not last much longer

Cardinal Brady’s situation is now irretrievable, and he would be wise, therefore, to retire; but the storm beating down on him is wholly undeserved

Cardinal Seán Brady speaks to the media outside Armagh Cathedral last week (PA photo)

This is one of those media witch hunts which have nothing to do with justice

Unregistered weddings, or cohabitation with a religious blessing, are a legal minefield

I am pretty sure that a wedding without any civil registration is illegal from the point of view of canon law

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Benedict XVI at yesterday's Regina Caeli (AP)

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Knowing that death and judgment are round the corner tends to put our relationships into perspective

A couple renew their wedding vows at an anniversary Mass at St Mary's Cathedral in Nebraska (CNS photo)

Research suggests an awareness of death can reduce divorce rates. I can well believe it

Does ComRes really show Cameron losing a million votes and 30 seats over the threatened ‘gay marriage’ law? If we could prove that, we’d be home and dry

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We need to be able to demonstrate what we claim. Otherwise we’ll just be ignored

The devotion of Rome’s Christian Empresses to saints is a model for our hard-edged politicians

The fifth-century mausoleum of Galla Placidia is decorated with mosaics of Christ the Good Shepherd and eagles symbolising St John the Evangelist

If only David Cameron could enthuse about St Edward the Confessor, say, or St Bernadette of Lourdes

Discernment groups are an excellent idea: they remind us lay people that we have a vocation too

Participants at an Invocation weekend at St Mary's College, Oscott (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Let’s hope they put an end to Shine Jesus Shine and X Factor-style retreats

The Cross is ‘a requirement of the Christian faith’

Bishop Ali has defended our right to wear the Cross  AP Photo/Jay LaPrete

Perhaps it is time we followed the example of Bishop Nazir Ali and Cardinal O’Brien

Cardinal O’Brien often colourfully says what needs to be said; but his personal attack on David Cameron and his pronouncements on taxation were just embarrassing

Cardinal O'Brien with Alex Salmond, Scotland's First Minister (PA photo)

Senior Churchmen should stay within their area of technical competence