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Nadine Dorries appears on the BBC Two programme Daily Politics

‘The churches have been pathetic’

Tory MP Nadine Dorries tells Ed West that she felt badly let down by Christians in her fight to reform abortion law

Jean Vanier, co-founder of L'Arche, pictured in 2002 (Photo: CNS)

For 46 years Jean Vanier has travelled the world spreading a transformative message. Yesterday I saw him at Blackfriars

Abortion doctor charged over eight deaths

A doctor in Philadelphia is charged with murdering seven newborn babies and a female patient

Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York (CNS photo/Victor Aleman, Vida Nueva)

Archbishop of New York alarmed that 41 per cent of pregnancies in city end in abortion

Court rules that Ireland had breached the rights of a woman with cancer who feared it would relapse if she became pregnant

Pro-life demonstrators walk through central Dublin (Niall Carson/PA Wire)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 16/12/10

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Tony Blair and Christopher Hitchens at the Munk debate last month (Photo courtesy of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation)

That’s the point Tony Blair should have made in his debate with Christopher Hitchens

The Pope arrives at the vigil in St Peter's Basilica (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

Catholics around the world pray for end to abortion

Pope Benedict XVI encourages faithful to participate in prayer vigils on the eve of the first Sunday of Advent

John Boehner, the new Speaker of the House, is guided by the teaching of the Church (CNS photo/Joshua Roberts)

His Catholic predecessor, who did not, has done untold harm