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Captain von Trapp understood the importance of discipline

We long for a habit of politeness and respect that parents no longer instil in their children

Paul VI presents a 13th-century fresco of Christ to Dr Michael Ramsey, Archbishop of Canterbury, in 1966 (Photo: AP)

An ex-Anglican jurisdiction was always taken seriously in Rome

People gather at the scene of a bomb attack in Baghdad today  (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

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Iraqi security forces stand guard during Mass at Our Lady of Salvation church in Baghdad on Sunday (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

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Pope Benedict at the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, in 2006 (Photo: PA)

We should work towards fighting secularism rather than reaching an agreement on theology

Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Mass at the Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

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Philadelphia in the sunshine. In the 1730s, it was the only city in the British Empire where Mass could be celebrated in public (Photo: PCVB)

Philadelphia glorifies God in a beautiful autumn surprise

David Cameron and Nicolas Sarkozy exchange copies of the new treaty at the Anglo-French summit this week (Photo: PA)

The new defence deal is a triumph. Many will feel it does not go far enough

Legionaries of Christ seminarians lead the recessional during a Mass in Rome (Photo: CNS)

They are supposed to believe in obedience to the pope: then let them obey

A Lebanese woman lights a candle at a vigil in Beirut following the massacre in Baghdad on Sunday (Photo: PA)

Or should they stay, with extra support from the west?