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But we must be creative in responding to the reality of unwanted pregnancy

I will pray for Gaddafi on All Souls’ Day

The treatment of Gaddafi’s corpse was a disgrace – and now he is with God we can pray for him, as we pray for all the dead

Iris Murdoch’s fiction still stands up 30 years after its publication, but what about the moral questions it posed?

William Hill offers 100 -1 that St Paul's is still closed at Christmas

Anglican cathedrals aren’t the centre of their dioceses: and the St Paul’s clergy don’t all believe in Christmas

MP Nadine Dorries wants to reduce the abortion limit to 20 weeks by 2015

Nadine Dorries would like to reduce the abortion limit to 20 weeks, yet as the mother of a Down’s syndrome daughter I could not support her proposal

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, who was killed yesterday by rebel forces. Abd Rabbo Ammar/ABACA/Press Association Images

A lynch-mob is a frightful thing. But just as William Hague was right to say that we don’t approve of extra-judicial killings, is a judicial killing in cold blood any better?

Cardinal Pell greets Benedict XVI during the Pope's meeting with Australia's bishops yesterday (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 21/10/11

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

St Augustine and his mother, St Monica, by the French painter Ary Scheffer

His theology derives from experience: he is the great enlightener of the need for grace

Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, which will release the document on global finance on Monday (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 20/10/11

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

Riot police hold their line (Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire)

Now it is too late: the law has taken its course and the law, once it gets going, is difficult to stop