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Bishop Ali has defended our right to wear the Cross  AP Photo/Jay LaPrete

Perhaps it is time we followed the example of Bishop Nazir Ali and Cardinal O’Brien

Cardinal O'Brien with Alex Salmond, Scotland's First Minister (PA photo)

Madagascar’s problems would not be solved by handing out condoms

Despite tremendous hardship, the Bavaria in which the Ratzingers were raised was a happy place

May St Peter Chanel bless all those who read this blog!

The Pope pictured with his brother on his 85th birthday (CNS photo)

Seven years after his election, he continues to show great trust and humility

All political parties have forgotten their roots; perhaps that is why politics is so irrelevant

Melinda Gates is critical of Church teaching on contraception (AP photo)

Expensive birth control programmes come with an agenda

Health and Social Care Bill debate

Rightly or wrongly, the prime minister and chancellor do not give the impression that they care about the poor