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Debate: Should the age for first Holy Communion be lowered?

A girl pictured on the day of her first Holy Communion (CNS/Karen Callaway, Catholic New World)

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Is the crusade against man-made global warming the new world religion?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says that man-made global warming is incontrovertible (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, file)

The Methodist Church is limbering up for an infallible declaration

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Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

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The Telegraph may just have made a peaceful papal visit more likely

The former Telegraph offices on Fleet Street (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

The anti-papal media – including the BBC – will now have to watch their step

We should not forget Newman’s Dublin connection

The University Church, Dublin

As rector in Dublin he wanted the university church to recognise ‘the indissoluble union of philosophy and religion’

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A high view of St Peter's square (AP Photo/Plinio Lepri)

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The exhumed body of Padre Pio lies in the crypt of the saint's shrine in San Giovanni Rotondo in 2008 (CNS photo/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters)

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David is taking on Goliath in the battle over Proposition 8

Supporters of gay marriage rally outside a federal courthouse in San Francisco (Photo: CNS)

If Prop 8 is overturned the implications for American society will be grave indeed. Thankfully one organisation, the Ruth Institute, is putting up a fight

Cardinal O’Brien is right: there is a vengeance culture in the US

Cardinal O'Brien, one of the most outspoken prelates in the United Kingdom, is what you might call a pro-life all-rounder (Photo: CNS)

The American way with criminals is at times barbaric. Take the case of Ronnie Lee Gardner, executed by firing squad after 25 years of near-solitary confinement

Now we have real evidence – sexual abuse is not a ‘Catholic problem’

But we still have a fight ahead: the media are out to get us