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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

Morning Catholic must-reads: 04/04/12

Fr Pierbattista Pizzaballa celebrates Mass in Bethlehem (CNS)

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

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 03/04/12

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

How Dawkins got the wrong end of the stick about Aquinas

St Thomas Aquinas is depicted in a painting at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington (CNS photo)

St Thomas Aquinas was not proving the existence of God as you would a piece of furniture. He was testing whether the concept of God made philosophical sense

Morning Catholic must-reads: 02/04/12

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

Why the GOP is banking on Catholics

Republican challenger Rick Santorum is one of two Catholics among the frontrunners to take on Barack Obama in the US presidential elections in November (PA)

The Republican Party used to be the preserve of Anglo-Saxon Protestants, says Tim Stanley, but it no longer shuns the Catholic ‘hordes’

Liam Stacey’s drunken racist Tweets, as Fabrice Muamba lay possibly dying, shocked us all: but his inhumane punishment should shock us too

It isn’t a judge’s business to reflect public outrage, but to act with judicial balance