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Hunt’s tone reflects the contempt for Catholic education among a new generation of politicians

We need Catholics in Parliament, says Peter Smith (PA)

At the next general election we will lose a number of prominent Catholic MPs

Tristam Hunt talks of 'zero tolerance'

Tristram Hunt’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy to homophobia is a hint of the clashes to come

Francis appeals to young Catholic women who love Mother Church just as she is

Francis is the greatest ally women have

Following some unguarded remarks by the Pontiff, feminists are forming a queue to denounce him as a misogynist. Those who are really paying attention know that’s nonsense

Rare is the daily homily in which Francis does not offer a pointed criticism (CNS)

Is Pope Francis offering us a new model of how to be pastors, only slightly less quick with a lambasting word than with a loving one?

A statue of Archbishop Oscar Romero in San Salvador (CNS)

From the moment Archbishop Romero was killed it was seen by the people in the parishes of El Savador as martyrdom

Why do people assume that white-coated scientists are simply neutral – or benign - in the work they do, asks Francis Phillips (PA)

We have come to think that all scientific breakthroughs and discoveries must be viewed as ‘progress’

Armenian Orthodox believers stand with Armenian flags at a cathedral in Moscow in 2012 to mark the anniversary of the mass killing of the Armenian people by Ottoman Turks (PA)

We must not forget Armenia’s suffering

Armenia has arguably produced more martyrs than anywhere else, given that the victims of the genocide were killed in hatred of the Faith

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pope’s dystopian reading material

Francis’s love of Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson highlights his appreciation of the power of the Devil

The Today programme should hang its head in shame this morning for simplifying a complex and crucial debate

The BBC programme was desperate to present this issue as a fight between reasonable progressive scientists and archaic church leaders