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How many RE teachers actually care about the faith of their pupils? I’d like to know

Catholic school children wait for the Pope at Twickenham during the September 2010 papal visit AP Photo Peter Macdiarmid

Some bishops are demanding RE as part of the English Baccalaureate. But why? In Catholic schools, 90% lapse

Debate: Can Catholics support the green movement?

Benedict XVI, described by some as the "green Pope", takes a walk in the Alps (CNS photo/ L'Osservatore Romano)

Can a Catholic support environmentalism, or is the modern green movement entirely incompatible with Church teaching?

Last night the BBC’s biblical scholar made a crucial and sloppy mistake about Christian belief

Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, by Wenzel Peter

Isn’t the BBC supposed to educate? Why, then, is it spreading ignorance in this way?

Don’t vote Green, say bishops: they’re in favour of drugs, abortion and gay marriage and against religious freedom

Caroline Lucas, the leader of the Green Party in England and Wales and the party's only MP (Gareth Fuller/PA)

But that’s Australia: surely our own dear Greens are more wholesome? Don’t you believe it

How to really solve poverty in Africa

People in the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya, could better themselves if they were given legal title to their dwellings (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)

Well, here is a checklist. And it doesn’t include aid

Pro-lifers should be wary of mandatory counselling before abortion

Pro-lifers protest against abortion outside the Houses of Parliament (Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire)

It might sound like a good thing but it is not as straightforward as one might think

At last people are starting to realise that foreign aid achieves very little

Bob Geldof: a vocal supporter of aid to Africa (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

Often aid gives power and patronage to corrupt regimes that are the cause of poverty themselves

Morning Catholic must-reads: 29/03/11

Morning Catholic must-reads: 29/03/11

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

Christopher Hitchens has mellowed, but his idea of Christianity is still grossly distorted

Dr Francis Collins, who pioneered Hitchens's cancer treatment, is mentioned in the Pope's new book (AP Photo/J Scott Applewhite)

He suspects the scientist who pioneered his cancer treatment is praying for him, and doesn’t mind

The air strikes over Libya undoubtedly meet St Thomas’s conditions for a just war

Women in Benghazi rally in support of coalition strikes (CNS photo/Finbarr O'Reilly)

This is a risky venture: but the risk of doing nothing was much greater