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The media always connect child abuse with religion when it involves Catholics: but when it involves Muslims, the very word is taboo. Maybe Rochdale will change all that

The solicitor of one of the men convicted speaks to the media (PA photo)

The fact is that this kind of ‘street grooming’ is mostly a Muslim phenomenon. So why?

Barack Obama’s views on marriage did not ‘evolve’

Barack Obama at the White House (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The US president was waiting for the public mood to change before supporting gay marriage

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Pope Benedict is driven through St Peter's Square this morning (AP)

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Government policies have encouraged irresponsible sexual behaviour among children

An NHS trust has suggested that pharmacists should be able to give the contraceptive pill to teenagers without their parents' consent (PA photo)

Giving girls as young as 13 the contraceptive Pill without their parents’ knowledge is yet another hugely misguided policy. Time for a change of approach?

Is Homeland anti-Christian?

The terrorist drama is excellent television but its world view is bizarre

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Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster (Mazur/

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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