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Police clash with looters during the London riots

As the psalmist declaimed, ‘it is a people that do err in their heart’. We do need a ‘Big Society’: but on what will it be built?

David Cameron has been told not to tolerate churches that turn away gay and lesbian couples who wish to marry (PA photo)

Conservative MP for Portslade and Hove has ‘over-stepped the mark’, says Bishop Kieran Conry

David Cameron has been urged to separate marriage and religion (PA photo)
The silhouettes of Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

The episode has exposed the cowardice of the Coalition Government

We need to back the authority of parents, police, teachers. ‘Children’s rights’ has led to disaster

Benedict XVI told pilgrims this week that some books in the Bible could be read in an hour (CNS photo)

I’m not sure I can sit on the beach, surrounded by grandchildren, and read the Book of Job

David and his wife Samantha at a cafe in Tuscany (Lorenzo Galassi/PA Wire)

Three books in particular spring to mind

The Houses of Parliament (PA photo)

Or should they only intervene when they have the weight of the Magisterium behind them?

Archbishop Nichols talks to another speaker at the conference (Mazur/

His view contrasts with those of Dr Rowan Williams, who this week described the Big Society as a ‘painfully stale slogan’

The Camerons: their book and DVD collection was on show in the papers this week (PA photo)

Their collection at the moment is very low brow, with one notable exception