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Should a Taoiseach’s statements be factually true or merely emotionally satisfactory?

It seems that Enda Kenny is happy to let foreigners at the Vatican take the blame (Photo: PA)

Surely, one lesson has been learned from the abuse crisis: lies and half-truths can be deadly

At 84, the Pope is preparing for a gruelling visit to Germany which would exhaust a man 30 years younger. How does he do it? Well, there’s an answer to that…

Pope Benedict XVI: a proven people magnet

This Pope is almost a one-man proof of the existence of God

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Archbishop Charles arrives at the Cathedral Basilica of Ss Peter and Paul in Philadelphia for yesterday’s installation Mass (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)

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Our Lady, at the supreme moment of human history, chose to say ‘yes’ to life

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Two stories I encountered yesterday offered an alternative to the Ann Furedi perspective

Debate: Has the Dorries amendment helped the pro-life cause?

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Or has it distracted attention from what’s important?

A Conservative MP wants to ‘untangle unions and religion’ by making it illegal to refuse gay unions in church. Impossible? Maybe not

David Cameron has been urged to separate marriage and religion (PA photo)

Mr Cameron has already sold the pass over religious liberty

The Dorries amendment was flawed from the start. We can’t let it split the pro-life movement

Nadine Dorries speaking in the Commons yesterday (PA photo)

It would be a major victory for the devil if yesterday’s vote were to turn pro-lifers against each other

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Cardinal O'Brien with Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond (David Cheskin/PA)

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People are so rude in the abortion debate that it’s almost pointless trying to argue

Nadine Dorries speaking in the Commons earlier today (PA photo)

And yet if ever there was a need for rational argument, then now is the time

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Pope Benedict speaks during today's general audience

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