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The country has become a bastion of doctrinal traditionalism. Its traumatic history may be part of the explanation

The knights who won’t retreat

Vatican officials have mounted an extraordinary challenge to the ancient Order of Malta. But what is the row really about?

Melbourne’s John Paul II Institute is being shut down unexpectedly – the ramifications extend far beyond Australia

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Plus Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith on godparents and Dan Hitchens on how the Church should respond to drug legalisation

Pro-lifers at university have to stay vigilant