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I disagree with George Weigel – you don’t kick an atheist while he’s down

George Weigel says the secularists are in danger of becoming a Paisley 2.0. Above, the Rev Ian Paisley protests against the Pope's visit in Edinburgh (PA)

If our bishops put the boot in to the New Atheists now, wouldn’t that rebound on us?

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Benedict XVI speaks during today's general audience

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Cardinal François-Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan spent 13 years in prison under the Communist regime in Vietnam. (CNS photo by Neil Jacobs)

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St Francis would have abhorred factory farming

A depiction of St Francis of Assisi at a church in Glen Head, New York (Photo: CNS)

And he could have taught Buddhists a thing or two about respect for animals

Let’s bring World Youth Day to Britain

Spanish pilgrims in Sydney react as Pope Benedict XVI announces that World Youth Day 2011 will take place in Madrid (Photo: PA)

A World Youth Day here in 2012 or 2013 would build on the momentum of the Benedict bounce

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Pope Benedict XVI gives his blessing at the end of a youth meeting in Sicily (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

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A new idea of the Ordinariate is emerging

It should no longer be seen as a halfway house for disaffected Anglo-Catholics ‘defecting’ from the Church of England

Debate: Will the Ordinariates help revitalise the Church?

An Anglo-Catholic service at Holy Trinity, Reading (Photo: Daniel Lloyd, courtesy of James Bradley)

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Proportion of Christians in England has stayed the same for 10 years

We remain, by a large majority, a Christian culture

Priests can be victims of injustice, too

Procedures to deal with allegations of child abuse were tightened up in 2001 following a report by the late Lord Nolan, pictured (Photo: PA)

It is fatally easy to assume that priests accused of sex abuse are guilty until proven otherwise