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Daniel and Amy McArthur of Ashers Bakery outside Belfast County Court (PA)

Last among equals?

Christian teachers, hoteliers and now cake-makers are being hauled before the courts in the name of equality. It’s time the law was more flexible in taking account of religious beliefs

'In 2011 approximately seven trillion spam messages arrived in our inboxes' (AP)

When the Devil is in the email

The traps set by evil spammers can be hard to avoid

A pilgrim holds a portrait of Archbishop Oscar Romero during beatification (CNS)

The Church has recognised a broad category of martyrs throughout the 20th century

Lord Falconer (PA)

Lord Falconer is using Jeffrey Spector’s death to call for a change to the law. His comments show how far his agenda goes

A detail from Holy Trinity, a fresco painted by Luca Rossetti da Orta (1738–9)

MAGNIFICAT: Trinity Sunday

How to get more from MAGNIFICAT, the daily spiritual life companion

A man walks next to the FIFA logo at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)

Ibn Khaldun offered a cogent explanation of why corruption thrives within close-knit societies

Despite constantly appearing on television, Pope Francis has said he never watches it (CNS)

Here’s what the Pontiff has been missing since he gave up the googlebox in 1990

A painting of St Philip Neri

Today is the feast day of St Philip Neri, a priest who gave spiritual direction in unconventional ways

A No vote is counted during last week's referendum on same-sex marriage in Ireland (PA)

In light of the Irish referendum result, the faithful must charitably but firmly engage in robust public debates on marriage, family and society

Yes supporters pictured at Dublin Castle on Saturday (PA)

Secularism has filled the vacuum left by the decline of Irish Catholicism