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Showdown in the Philippines

Cardinal Tagle is a ‘Catholic rock star’; President Duterte scorns the Pope and believes in an eye for an eye. Both are loved by the people — so who will prevail?

Those on the left often called Scalia, who was a devout Catholic, a danger to the separation of Church and State

In the post-Vatican II Church notions of crime and justice had no place and abusers were labelled as victims

We should all think, ‘There but for the grace of God go I’, rather more often than we do

Blair’s shameful subservience to Bush spawned the 2003 Extradition Act: it should be repealed forthwith

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

Cardinal Keith O’Brien criticises American ‘culture of vengeance’ after calls for Scottish leaders to appear at Senate hearing

The victim of his crime, Samantha Geimer, wants the case dropped. To bang him up would be cruel and vengeful