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Praising pupils can be harmful

The inevitable result will be to open Catholic teachers up to increased scrutiny, pressures and complaints

'Neonatal tetanus is a disease, like so many diseases, of poverty'

Kenyan bishops say a new vaccination campaign is a covert population control programme – they are tragically wrong

Bob Geldof arrives for the recording of the Band Aid 30 single at Sarm Studios in London.

Let’s give Bob Geldof a break

Sir Bob is continuing the missionary work of the Catholic brothers who taught him

Stanley v O'Neill - the bout that never was

Anyone who truly cares about women’s rights has to be prepared to look again at the evidence of what abortion on demand does to us

World Youth Day this year - but Catholicism is failing in Latin America   REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

In much of the continent Catholicism is seen as failing the poor

Christ Church, Oxford (Wikipedia)

Oxford Students for Life have until 4pm today to find a new venue for their debate on abortion

A scene from the EXIT ADMD film

A film presented by EXIT highlights the importance of offering solace to those who have lost the will to live

Penitents wait in line for confession (CNS)

The state has the right to know many things, but it has no jurisdiction over matters of conscience

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address yesterday (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/11/14

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

Nigel Farage – attracting Catholics (Dave Thompson/PA Wire)

One in seven Catholics now support the eurosceptic party