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The Archbishop of San Salvador guides President Obama around his cathedral

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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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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)

Why the GOP is banking on Catholics

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

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

Piero della Francesca's The Baptism of Christ

His mission to rescue beauty from religion is arrogant and ignorant

New Atheism has lost its reason

The standard of debate has declined rapidly since the age of Bertrand Russell. It’s up to Catholics to restore intelligence to the God debate

Cardinal William Levada signed the declaration (AP)

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Benedict XVI and Fidel Castro in Havana yesterday (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 29/03/12

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