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Where does conscientious objection begin? The recent case of the Glasgow midwives raises difficult questions

Cardinal Seán Brady at a press conference yesterday (Niall Carson/PA Wire)

The Church in Ireland has finally got to grips with child abuse. Now, as the Apostolic Visitation report makes clear, it faces a new, grave crisis

Cardinal Seán Brady will present a summary of Vatican's investigation

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Dr Williams is likely to be a better Master of Magdalene than he was Archbishop of Canterbury (PA photo)

He is supposed to be a theologian: but his actions have been theologically incoherent

St Patrick depicted at St Patrick Church in Glen Cove, New York (CNS photo/Gregory A Shemitz, Long Island Catholic)

I always identify with the religious and patriotic sentiments it expresses

A Padre Pio devotee in San Giovanni Rotondo, southern Italy (CNS photo/Max Rossi, Reuters)

St Pio of Pietrelcina, born 125 years ago, deserves to be celebrated by Catholics in Britain as well as Italy

Conservative favourite Dr John Sentanu

The decision is about politics, not prayer

Benedict XVI delivers his Angelus address (AP)

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Nicklinson, 57, suffered a massive stroke in 2005 which left him paralysed from the neck down and unable to speak (PA photo)

Disasters should bring us together, and summon a community around the weakest person

Our Lady of Charity church in Havana, where the occupation took place

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