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The Irish establishment wants to sweep away pro-life laws. But the battle will not be so easily won

The Vatican Museums exhibition will be something of a homecoming for the artist

A penitential Valentine’s Day

The feast of St Valentine coincides with Ash Wednesday – this conflict is an opportunity

An attempt to clarify the cardinal’s comments has only created more confusion

Mortara’s memoirs can teach us about openness to grace – whether or not Pius IX was right to remove him from his parents

China’s regime denies freedom of conscience, oppresses religion and disregards the right to life

The cardinal’s apparent endorsement of blessing same-sex couples has troubling historical echoes

Did the Pope’s senior adviser on child abuse hand the Pontiff the explosive letter?

Fr Donald Haggerty has written a book that deserves reading and re-reading

Including the king who relinquished his throne and the martyr who threw herself onto a fire