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Secular hostility to religion has even spread to our language

Pope Benedict celebrates a Chrism Mass last year (AP)

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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