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The Playboy logo is pictured in Los Angeles (AP)

Nineteen Eighty-Four is scarily prescient about porn’s impact on society

Archbishop Gomez greets Cardinal Mahony in May 2010 (AP)

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Israeli forces march along Israel's separation barrier (Photo: PA)

To accuse Scarfe of a ‘blood libel’ is unpardonably over the top: accusations of that seriousness should be more carefully made

Pope Benedict with Israeli president Shimon Peres in Tel Aviv in 2009

Morning Catholic must-reads: 31/01/13

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A family in Paraguay, like in Kenya, can't rely on a generous welfare state (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

How can we revive family life in Britain?

The family is the original safety net. But, for many of us, it’s just not there any more

An estimated 25,000 people joined a pro-life march in Dublin (Photo: PA)

Among pro-lifers decades-old grudges have been dropped and people who weren’t on speaking terms are making plans with each other

Cardinal Ennio Antonelli greets the Pope at this morning's audience (AP)

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Man Booker Prize

We must not dreary pessimism drive us towards acceptance of suicide

Cardinal Glemp's funeral Mass takes place in Warsaw cathedral (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 29/01/13

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Automatic net porn filter rejected

Pornography is the cancer of our times

People are shedding their embarrassment over speaking up