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‘I was reminded of that streetlight scene from The Exorcist...’

The night I outran my demons

As a young doctor on a cancer ward, I consoled myself with drink and
New Age nonsense. Then one evening I stepped into a chamber of horrors

New draft guidance would be just as deadly as the Liverpool Care Pathway, the Catholic Medical Association has warned (Photo: PA)

Catholic Medical Association says draft guidance ‘unquestionably replicates’ key failing of Liverpool Care Pathway

A paramedic waits for a lift at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool (PA)

End-of-life care remains lethal

One of the most trenchant critics of the Liverpool Care Pathway says that new guidelines on the care of dying patients are, if anything, even worse

Professor Patrick Pullicino

Professor Patrick Pullicino has criticised new guidelines on end-of-life care

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

'St Raphael’s chapel contains the Blessed Sacrament and Mass is celebrated weekly. It is well used and highly valued by patients, staff and visitors at the hospital' (Photo: Mazur/

Nearly 5,000 people sign petition

A three-year-old chases bubbles at an event raising money for children with Down's Syndrome (AP/Mindy Schauer)

Department of Health statistics show abortions due to disability have risen by nearly 1,000 since 2011

Bishop Sherrington said society needed to accept the reality of death (© Mazur/

Bishop John Sherrington said that society needed to face the reality of death

avid Cameron meets patient Ursula Chambers during a visit to Royal Derby Hospital (PA)

It makes perfect sense for those who care for the sick to work seven days a week

Professional medical bodies are of little help to Catholics facing conscience issues

From midwifery to geriatrics, Catholics are being driven out of vast areas of the medical profession. We need to fight back now