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The Prince of Wales speaks at Georgetown University (PA)
Former US House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks at Georgetown University (AP)

And why are secularised institutions still allowed by the Church to describe themselves as ‘Catholic’?

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

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Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster (Mazur/Catholicchurch.org.uk

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Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan on CBS This Morning (CNS)

Head of US bishops’ conference says doubts whether the White House is open to compromise

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius stands next to President Barack Obama  Photo: CNS photo/Reuters

The American Church fights back

The bishops are taking on the Department of Health over proposals to make religious institutions provide contraception and abortifacient pills

Benedict XVI releases a dove at the end of yesterday's Angelus (AP)

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Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services (AP)

Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan says that decision draws “an unprecedented line in the sand”