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The luncheon has raised £52,000 down the years

Catholic Women of the Year 2015 announced

Four inspirational women will be honoured at a luncheon event in central London in October

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York delivers his homily during Mass at the Steubenville youth conference (CNS)

Cardinal Timothy Dolan was speaking to nearly 2,000 young people at a Steubenville youth conference in New York

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

Boy Scouts from troop 172 in Chattanooga, Tennessee (PA)

The ruling does not affect decisions about leaders made by local troops

A detail from St Margaret and the Dragon by Titian

Today is the feast day of the patron saint of pregnant mothers and women in childbirth

A protester at a rally against ISIS organised by Muslims in Edinburgh (PA)

How religious is ISIS?

If Britain insists on a reductionist approach to religion, we are unlikely to get close to the right answers over Islamism

A man kneels in prayer in front of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston (AP)

No sanctuary from the slaughter

The massacre in Charleston garnered worldwide attention, yet the phenomenon of sacrilegious violence is global and growing

Former Home Secretary Charles Clarke (PA)

The Catholic Education Service has said that religious instruction must remain part of Catholic education

The fall of the Berlin Wall was supposed to mark ‘the end of history’ (AP)

Why the religious kill

The greatest threat to freedom in the post-modern world is radical, politicised religion

Daniel and Amy McArthur of Ashers Bakery outside Belfast County Court (PA)

Last among equals?

Christian teachers, hoteliers and now cake-makers are being hauled before the courts in the name of equality. It’s time the law was more flexible in taking account of religious beliefs