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The Church has always recognised that young children are capable of wrong-doing and allows the Sacrament of Confession from the age of seven (PA)

Refusing to acknowledge or punish a child’s bad behaviour is not ‘positive’ parenting

British Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt (PA)

Professor Jack Scarisbrick says abortion services have ‘become a ‘runaway bus’

Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt (Photo: PA)

Bishop Patrick Lynch calls for ‘balanced debate’ as Department of Health consultation gets underway

The Government recorded that 582 abortions were performed on unborn babies with Down's Syndrome in 2010 (Photo: PA)

Hundreds more children with Down’s Syndrome may be being aborted each year than figures show

Palliative care specialists say doctors must be 'trained appropriately' before they adopt the Liverpool Care Pathway (Photo: PA)

There is too much evidence that the LCP is being used by some doctors as euthanasia by the back door, and that they are wilfully failing to consult: the Health Secretary will be ignored

Archbishop Smith, chairman of the bishops' Department for Christian Responsibility and Citizenship (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Department of Health says it will not launch an inquiry into the Liverpool Care Pathway despite plea from archbishop

Nadine Dorries's amendment on pre-abortion counselling seems to have prodded the Government into action

Nadine Dorries wants to stop taxpayers’ money going to ‘counselling’ by abortionists: but will the Department of Health actually back her?

A priest hears a confession in Retiro park, Madrid, during World Youth Day (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

World Youth Day reminded us that the sacrament can open the doors to new life