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Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt (Photo: PA)

Bishop Patrick Lynch calls for ‘balanced debate’ as Department of Health consultation gets underway

Patrick Pullicino: ‘The spiritual world is so close that it’s just a question of opening people’s minds to it and seeing that science is nothing more than a measurement tool’

The doctor who raised the alarm about the Liverpool Care Pathway says science and religion are closely linked

Horse meat found in beef products

We would rather be outraged by Catholics and horses than by state institutions

A volunteer tends to a patient in Pennsylvania (Photo: PA)

It was a significant contrast to the sad, hasty and solitary deaths so many people are subjected to, not least on the Liverpool Care Pathway

Archbishop Smith, chairman of the bishops' Department for Christian Responsibility and Citizenship (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Department of Health says it will not launch an inquiry into the Liverpool Care Pathway despite plea from archbishop

Addenbrooke's hospital in Cambridge has faced legal action over the use of 'do not resuscitate' orders (Photo: PA)
London Olympics open

The numbers dying under the state healthcare provider belies its image

A professor has suggested in the BMJ that hydrating and feeding dementia patients ‘skews’ resources

Margaret Forrester has launched a human rights challenge against the NHS at the High Court (PA photo)

Anti-abortion doctors are threatened with being struck off: now this totalitarian sacking. What’s next?

After taking legal advice, the NHS trust has now assigned the nurse to alternative duties (PA photo)

Catholic nurse threatened with sack for refusing to work on abortion ward wins case without going to court