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Nadine Dorries's amendment had only lukewarm support from the pro-life movement (PA photo)

Amendment that would prevent abortion providers offering counselling is defeated by a majority of 250

Michael Gove's EBacc initiative has been widely criticised (PA photo)

Report by MPs points to damaging effect that EBacc will have on religious education

Dr Robert Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury, talks to Margaret Thatcher in 1983 (PA photo)

The archbishop’s arguments were derived from Left-wing politics, not the Christian religion

The Houses of Parliament (PA photo)

Or should they only intervene when they have the weight of the Magisterium behind them?

Catholic voluntary leaders at Liverpool Hope University meet to discuss a new 'culture of social responsibility' (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Imaginative Catholics can help to secure a new civil settlement for our times, says Greg Clark

Results are read out the last time MPs voted on abortion law, during the passage of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill in 2008 (PA photo)

MPs seek to tighten abortion law

Labour and Tory MPs are tabling amendments to a new health bill that they say will dramatically reduce the number of abortions in Britain

Parliament can insist on women bishops in the Church of England (Photo: PA)

If anyone doubted the Erastianism of the C of E, Frank Field has now proved it

Tory MP Nadine Dorries says she feels let down by the churches in the campaign to reform the abortion law

Or would aggressive interventions in politics be counter-productive?

Nadine Dorries appears on the BBC Two programme Daily Politics

‘The churches have been pathetic’

Tory MP Nadine Dorries tells Ed West that she felt badly let down by Christians in her fight to reform abortion law

Papal Visit 2010: second day’s briefing

Papal Visit 2010: second day’s briefing

A summary of the big stories from the second day of the Papal Visit
Five men arrested ‘in plot to harm Pope’
Pope: ‘faith and reason need one another’