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Before her death from breast cancer the Catholic mother-of-seven devoted her life to life

Chris Tappin speaks to the press in London (Photo: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire)

Blair’s shameful subservience to Bush spawned the 2003 Extradition Act: it should be repealed forthwith

The Scala brings to mind the knowledge that Christ suffered and died at a certain place and a certain time

This year I will go through the Passion narrative of St Mark line by line

Staff at the CAFOD-run clinic have harrowing tales, including one woman who was forced to flee aged only 10

Morning Catholic must-reads: 20/02/12

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

Polly Toynbee: committed to reasonable debate Photo: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Religious-secular debate continues to be a dialogue of the deaf

Pope Benedict XVI greets Baroness Warsi on Wednesday (CNS)

The Church’s values are not those of the Cameron government; there could be trouble ahead

How Stalin became a Catholic

The dictator’s daughter Svetlana, who died last November, converted to the faith after a long correspondence with a priest

Archbishop Brown presents his credentials (Niall Carson/PA Wire)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/02/12

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

Pope Benedict XVI greets members of the Roman Curia (CNS photo)

The world should be told which priests or bishops leaked those secret documents