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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn alongside shadow chancellor John McDonnell  at the Labour Conference (PA)

Old-style socialists like Jeremy Corbyn may be atheists but they are less likely than the liberal Left to be ideologically opposed to religion

Labour leadership contender Andy Burnham during a hustings in Nottingham (PA)

Labour leadership contender has spoken about his Catholic upbringing and his current attitude to the faith

A group of teenage girls at a Leicester Square premiere (PA)

Underage girls are being fitted with contraceptive implants without parental consent: this has to stop

Ruth Kelly, former Labour minister (PA)

The former Labour minister will be pro-vice chancellor for research and enterprise

Former Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy (PA)

Scotland’s Catholic pariah

Jim Murphy has paid a heavy price for standing up to nationalism

Ed Miliband in front of the infamous 'Ed Stone' (PA)

Only God can save the Labour Party

A new leader with comparable talent to Tony Blair would help Labour, but so would a resolution about what the party stands for

Ed Miliband during his resignation speech (PA)

Andrew Roberts’ excellent biography of Napoleon Bonaparte should have been on the outgoing Labour leader’s reading list

'Mother Teresa devoted herself to virtuous pursuits but was attacked for her beliefs' (CNS)

Loudly proclaiming one’s beliefs as a way of ‘virtue signalling’ is nothing but moral posturing

Volunteers count votes at  count at a Sheffield constituency in 2010 (PA)

Defeat in the general election can be the start of something positive for politicians