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Saint Thérèse of Lisieux is renowned for her fidelity and obedience (CNS)

Why are Catholics so disobedient?

None of us is immune from the temptation to dissent

Nigerian women wait for antiretroviral treatment outside a clinic at a Catholic hospital (CNS photo)

Catholic charities, of course, provide 25 per cent of all HIV treatment

Melinda Gates said she struggled with the idea of publicly opposing Church teaching

L’Osservatore Romano accuses Bill Gates’s wife of spreading ‘disinformation’

Benedict XVI pictured during the Angelus at Castel Gandolfo (AP)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

David Cameron and Melinda Gates at the summit on family planning last week (Photo: PA)

Hundreds of millions of women apparently have an ‘unmet need’ for contraception. The concept is vague at best

Benedict XVI greets the crowds at Castel Gandolfo yesterday (AP)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Melinda Gates (PA photo)

The statement by the Ursuline Sisters of Dallas is a hotchpotch of vagueness

Melinda Gates is critical of Church teaching on contraception (AP photo)

Expensive birth control programmes come with an agenda