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The Eurovision Song Contest is an occasion to treasure

Paradise Oskar of Finland performs a global warming-themed song at a Eurovision semifinal this week (AP photo/Martin Meissner)

If you have plans for Saturday, cancel them

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Archbishop Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Saints' Causes (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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A swift death and burial at sea were the best options for Bin Laden

The front of the compound in Abbottabad where al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was killed (CNS photo)

As Christians we should pray for his soul

Are Catholic intellectuals losing touch with the mainstream?

Graham Greene, right, and French Catholic writer Francois Mauriac are shown before a conference at the Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, in 1948. It was attended by 3,000 people (PA photo)

If so, this is bad news for the Church

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Pope Benedict on a gondola ride in Venice yesterday (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

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The great forward march of the reform of the reform

Cardinal Antonio Canizares-Llovera celebrating Mass (Photo: CNS)

Pope Benedict has said the objective of Conciliar reform was not to change the rite and texts of the liturgy but to renew the sense of Paschal Mystery

The Church in Pakistan is scared. Revenge attacks will come as no surprise

Muslims in Gujranwala protest against an alleged burning of the Koran (AP Photo/Aftab Rizvi)

Pakistani Christians are held responsible for the actions of the West: it would not be the first time they have been made scapegoats

Is it actually true that there is serious discrimination against Christians in Europe?

An EU calendar distributed to over three million pupils omitted major Christian holidays, including Christmas and Easter (CNS photo)

Look at the facts: then tell me what if anything we should do about it

Archbishop Nichols is right not to comment on Bin Laden’s killing

Soldiers keep guard outside the compound where Osama bin Laden was killed (CNS photo/Faisal Mahmood, Reuters)

Until we know the facts, it is best to say nothing

President Obama is right about Osama: ‘justice has been done’

A man hangs photos of Osama bin Laden at the  National Press Club in Islamabad (AP Photo/B K Bangash)

But we ‘Crusaders’ need now to behave with extreme care: the Muslim world is a tinder-box