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Praising pupils can be harmful

The inevitable result will be to open Catholic teachers up to increased scrutiny, pressures and complaints

Fr Donald Calloway: ‘Christians could learn a lot from the zeal of surfers’

The spirituality of surfing

Fr Donald Calloway on why wave-riders call the beach their ‘church’

'Neonatal tetanus is a disease, like so many diseases, of poverty'

Kenyan bishops say a new vaccination campaign is a covert population control programme – they are tragically wrong

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama

Archbishop was stunned by the Prince’s support for Christians in the line of fire

Nigel Farage – attracting Catholics (Dave Thompson/PA Wire)

One in seven Catholics now support the eurosceptic party

Pope Francis burns incense in front of a statue of Mary (CNS)

Muslims and Christians are like-minded when it comes to revering Mary

The Prince of Wales (PA)

The Prince has become one of the most high-profile names to speak out about the persecution of Christians

Spent cartridges lie on the ground in Benghazi, Libya (CNS)

Catholic clergy in eastern Libya vowed to continue ministering to local Church members

St John Paul II appears following his election in 1978

On St John Paul II’s first feast day, we pick out piece from our archives that asks, how will history judge the Polish Pope?

Paul VI (PA)

The first pope accused of being a Marxist

Paul VI is synonymous with Humanae Vitae, but we have forgotten that he was a revolutionary pontiff in Francis’s mould