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An NHS trust has suggested that pharmacists should be able to give the contraceptive pill to teenagers without their parents' consent (PA photo)

Giving girls as young as 13 the contraceptive Pill without their parents’ knowledge is yet another hugely misguided policy. Time for a change of approach?

Is Homeland anti-Christian?

The terrorist drama is excellent television but its world view is bizarre

Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster (Mazur/Catholicchurch.org.uk

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Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein (PA photo)

Hereditary Prince Alois has said he is prepared to abdicate. His power of veto may not last much longer

Cardinal Seán Brady speaks to the media outside Armagh Cathedral last week (PA photo)

I am pretty sure that a wedding without any civil registration is illegal from the point of view of canon law

Benedict XVI at yesterday's Regina Caeli (AP)

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A couple renew their wedding vows at an anniversary Mass at St Mary's Cathedral in Nebraska (CNS photo)

Research suggests an awareness of death can reduce divorce rates. I can well believe it

(PA photo)

We need to be able to demonstrate what we claim. Otherwise we’ll just be ignored

The fifth-century mausoleum of Galla Placidia is decorated with mosaics of Christ the Good Shepherd and eagles symbolising St John the Evangelist

If only David Cameron could enthuse about St Edward the Confessor, say, or St Bernadette of Lourdes