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The Cross is a supreme challenge to unbelievers

A scene from Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ (CNS)

The Crucifixion is a historical certainty. So how do atheists explain it?

How signed singing for the deaf helped me to understand Newman

Watching the deaf members of the congregation is moving and informative

Since when did ‘peaceful Christmas’ become an aggressive act?

Secular hostility to religion has even spread to our language

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Pope Benedict celebrates a Chrism Mass last year (AP)

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I found bliss when I fell in a black hole

The island of Lundy, off the Devon coast

For five days, I went cold turkey. My mobile was off, my laptop far away. And time slowed down

After the drama of Bedford Square, the pro-life movement faces one enormous challenge

Pro-abortion protesters chant slogans while pro-lifers pray outside the BPAS clinic (PA wire)

We must win over the average Radio 4 listener who thinks the abortion lobby are the ones who really care about women

The Church is against cremation. Yet at our parish the storing of ashes nourishes faith and encourages prayers for the dead

Vaclav Havel's widow holds an urn containing his ashes (CTK Photo/Roman Vondrous)

The Italian Church’s newly promulgated Funeral Rites leave me in a quandary

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Fr Pierbattista Pizzaballa celebrates Mass in Bethlehem (CNS)

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The Archbishop of San Salvador guides President Obama around his cathedral

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

We will win the arguments over marriage and life – but not just with words

Every sacrifice made by a mother challenges the abortionists’ argument; every vibrant, loving marriage defends that institution