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A family in Paraguay, like in Kenya, can't rely on a generous welfare state (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

How can we revive family life in Britain?

The family is the original safety net. But, for many of us, it’s just not there any more

An estimated 25,000 people at a pro-life march in Dublin (PA)

Among pro-lifers decades-old grudges have been dropped and people who weren’t on speaking terms are making plans with each other

Cardinal Ennio Antonelli greets the Pope at this morning's audience (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 30/01/13

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

Man Booker Prize

We must not dreary pessimism drive us towards acceptance of suicide

Cardinal Glemp's funeral Mass takes place in Warsaw cathedral (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 29/01/13

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

Automatic net porn filter rejected

Pornography is the cancer of our times

People are shedding their embarrassment over speaking up

Benedict XVI releases a dove during yesterday's Angelus address (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 28/01/13

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

Germany Holocaust

The Shoah is hinted at in inhumanity all around us

‘A blog? I don’t like it.’

My mother should be a national treasure, not Sir David Attenborough. Just don’t mention blogs to her

POPE ARRIVES TO CELEBRATE MASS IN PALERMO

But the island is home to great beauty