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A boy is baptised as his family watches (CNS)

We need a new mission for families, so that parents and would-be parents learn what the Christian vision of family life is all about

The Catholic Herald held its first evening of Friary Talks on Wednesday October 19. Its guest speakers were Nadine Dorries, MP for Mid-Bedfordshire, Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith and Matthew Sturgis. Topics included pre-abortion counselling, St Augustine, and Rome as the heart of Christianity. The talks were followed by questions and drinks

MP Nadine Dorries, theologian Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith and author Matthew Sturgis speak at first Herald talks

Mayor of Rome, Walter Veltroni (Photo: PA)

Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith on why so little violent crime happens in Italy

Sins are not meant to be a form of public entertainment

The existence of the seal of the confessional reminds us that these things belong firmly in the internal forum

The Houses of Parliament (Photo: PA)

Cuts to overseas aid would make headlines, but will no one challenge Westminster’s cosy consenus

"Lady Justice" by the British sculptor, Frederick William Pomeroy, Photo: PA

Should justice be a matter of interpreting law or a matter of rewarding desert?

How was your Easter?

How was your Easter?

Easter on the island of Malta is filled with colourful processions and feasting