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A woman prays the rosary (AP)

With few prayerful thoughts to call my own, I have relied on the piety of others

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An unbridgeable chasm?: Pope Francis greets Cardinal Raymond Burke in 2014 (CNS)

How the ‘dubia’ drama will end

Pope Francis has declined to answer four cardinals’ ‘doubts’ about his teaching on marriage. The Church is now in uncharted territory

Most people in Ireland don’t want to see abortion on demand (PA)

Ireland’s happy pro-life warriors

The country’s life-saving Eighth Amendment is coming under attack, but defenders of the unborn are ready

The owners of Ashers bakery speak after losing their appeal in the ‘gay cake’ case (PA)

The next battlefront for religious freedom

Liberal elites are paying the price for sidelining religious liberty. But Catholics must not leave the fightback to maverick populists

Pope Francis talks with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny and his wife Fionnuala (AP)

A Papal visit to Ireland will see the Pontiff enter into a a complex political situation

Pope Francis talks with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Ireland must avoid repeating the mistakes of St John Paul II’s visit in 1979

A crucifix hangs in the cathedral of Frankfurt, Germany,  (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

The Church in Norway and Germany should keep their distance from the state

A home pregnancy test, and its instructions. (PA)

How feminism betrayed childless women

Thousands of women realised too late that they long to be mothers

Court artist sketch of Thomas Mair, who has been jailed for life for the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox (Elizabeth Cook/PA Wire)

The husband of murdered MP Jo Cox says he feels ‘nothing but pity’ for the perpetrator