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Maurice Glasman: 'The most important thing is to express my gratitude to the Church, to the Catholic tradition for the intellectual nourishment'

Maurice Glasman explains why Catholics should trust the Labour party

Iraqi children who fled their village with their family rest near their car at a Kurdish checkpoint, in the Khazer area between the Iraqi city of Mosul and the Kurdish city of Irbil, northern Iraq, Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Vatican is right to support US airstrikes against the Islamic State

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill and  Vladimir Putin attend celebrations marking the 700th anniversary of St Sergius of Radonezh earlier this month

Francis’s ‘who am I to judge?’ line may have cooled the ecumenical ardour of the Russian Orthodox hierarchy

Charles Uzzell-Edwards aka Pure Evil

Charles Uzzell-Edwards claims to be descended from seven saints

Prince Rupert zu Loewenstein (fourth from right) pictured with other members of the Constantinian Military Order of St George and Cardinal George Pell

Prince Rupert zu Loewenstein passes away at the age of 80

Above: A man reads a Catholic blog. Below: A nun attends a meeting of Catholic bloggers at the Vatican in 2011; blogger Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston checks his phone; Benedict XVI sends the first tweet from the @Pontifex account in December 2012; ; and Archbishop Claudio Celli speaks at meeting of Catholic bloggers (CNS)

As controversy rages over Catholic blogs we ask five incisive writers what role blogging should really be playing in the Church’s life

Barry and Margaret Mizen

Father of murdered schoolboy on being named in the New Year’s Honours List and his quest to keep his son’s memory alive

Alison Davis

Obituary: Alison Davis

Alison Davis, who for 30 years was the representative of the SPUC disability group, No Less Human, was born on January 8, 1955. She died on December 3, 2013

Mgr Keith Newton celebrated mass at the church of Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory(Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Mass featuring new liturgy celebrated at the church of Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory

Stuart Randell poses in front of his Sacred Tattoos parlour in Fremantle, Western Australia

Don’t put your faith in tattoos

The Catechism has nothing to say on tattoos as a general rule, but even devotional body art is ill-advised