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The owners of Ashers bakery speak after losing their appeal in the ‘gay cake’ case (PA)

The next battlefront for religious freedom

Liberal elites are paying the price for sidelining religious liberty. But Catholics must not leave the fightback to maverick populists

Pope Francis talks with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny and his wife Fionnuala (AP)

A Papal visit to Ireland will see the Pontiff enter into a a complex political situation

Pope Francis talks with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Ireland must avoid repeating the mistakes of St John Paul II’s visit in 1979

A crucifix hangs in the cathedral of Frankfurt, Germany,  (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

The Church in Norway and Germany should keep their distance from the state

A home pregnancy test, and its instructions. (PA)

How feminism betrayed childless women

Thousands of women realised too late that they long to be mothers

Court artist sketch of Thomas Mair, who has been jailed for life for the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox (Elizabeth Cook/PA Wire)

The husband of murdered MP Jo Cox says he feels ‘nothing but pity’ for the perpetrator

The submission of dubia is not uncommon (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Church doctrine and canonical legislation can be complicated to navigate. Dubia seek to end confusion on all sorts of topics

Cardinal Carlo Caffarra: perhaps the greatest of our theologians (Photo: CNS)

Abandoning a belief in absolute moral norms would be a catastrophe for the Church

Greek renovation experts inspect Jesus’s tomb at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (AP)

A glimpse inside Christ’s burial place

For the first time in almost 2,000 years, scientists have examined Jesus’s tomb; what they have found underlines the truth of the Gospels

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