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Archbishop Nichols and Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor at Archbishop's House, Westminster (PA)

The new cardinal could take a number of practical steps to show compassion for those using food banks

Standing up for Catholic beliefs in the public arena is a tough but vital task

Mother Teresa persuaded Clinton to open a home for orphaned children, and we should follow the feisty nun’s example

Saudi Arabia’s crackdown on St Valentine’s Day might be ridiculous but it is also understandable

Archbishop Kaigama is prepared to defend the unfashionable

Many of the Darwin connections are people of the utmost note

A new dark step has been taken across the Channel

As Pope Francis says, only God can teach us to accept His love

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The Church trains priests for seven years. So why does it only prepare some couples for marriage in a single day?