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Farewell Norman St John Stevas, staunch champion of the unborn

Lord St John, here in 1971 at a protest against anti-Semitism in Russia PA Archive/Press Association Images

Lord St John of Fawsley was a colourful and charming figure, but also a scholar and a tireless parliamentarian

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Archbishop Nichols has signed the pastoral letter (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

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This is a time for passionate language; Cardinal O’Brien and Dr Sentamu are right to speak as they do about gay ‘marriage’

Cardinal O'Brien has been accused of 'absurd and inflammatory rhetoric' (PA photo)

It would be a disaster almost impossible to reverse: this is the time to put a stop to it

For a moment people have stopped talking about a ‘clump of cells’ and are beginning to see an unborn child

A woman at the March for Life rally in Washington DC (CNS photo)

The debate on sex selection has put the abortion lobby on the back foot

Who cares about the consequences of gay marriage?

Who cares about the consequences of gay marriage?

The problem with same-sex marriage legislation is that it wishes to bring into reality something that cannot exist

Morning Catholic must-reads: 05/03/12

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There is an agenda behind all this talk of leaks and scandal at the Vatican

Italian financial police in front of St Peter's Basilica (PA photo)

Many powerful groups want to reduce the influence of the Church in public life

Bishop Davies of Shrewsbury says we need to face the reality of hell during Lent. It’s such an unusual thing for a bishop to say that it made a Herald headline

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury (Photo: Mazur)

And yet, without understanding this reality, what is left?

The remarkable resilience of Welsh culture

The people of Prestatyn celebrate St David's Day yesterday
Photo: Geoff Abbott / Demotix/Demotix/Press Association Images

St David’s Day is just one example of the great strength of Welsh traditions

Morning Catholic must-reads: 02/03/2012

Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya of Kinshasa, right (CNS)

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