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Tristram Hunt, MP and historian, says identity rests partly on tradition (Photo: PA)

Because we know less and less of the past, we know less and less of ourselves, and who we are

Christian Wulff and his wife Bettina with the Pope (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Benedict XVI says the ‘issue of truth’ has begun to be seen as an obstacle in decision-making

A boy stares at the aftermath of the riot in Tottenham (AP Photo/Akira Suemori)

I felt depressed at the scenes on our streets, but not actually surprised

At the election of Pope Benedict XVI commentators wondered which policies he was likely to change (PA photo)

Is this a gulf of incomprehension that simply can’t be bridged?

Tariq Ramadan, one of the speakers at last night's debate (PA photo)

At last night’s Spectator debate the panellists were hard to spot behind the straw men

St Etheldreda at St Peter and St Paul church, Ampton, Suffolk

Our isle was once a land of saints, but now there is a trend to consign all religious people to the dustbin of history

An EU calendar distributed to over three million pupils omitted major Christian holidays, including Christmas and Easter (CNS photo)

Look at the facts: then tell me what if anything we should do about it

Archbishop Mennini speaks at the Mass of Welcome in his honour at Westminster Cathedral (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

In an interview with the Herald, Archbishop Mennini says he wants a ‘friendly’ dialogue with all sides of British society

A crucifix hangs in a school classroom in Rome (CNS photo/Reuters)

The judges just think that displaying a crucifix is harmless: so why not?

Archbishop Nichols in his lecture says that a mature and enlightened public square will 'echo to the sound of many faiths' (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Archbishop of Westminster says in lecture at LSE that the private sector must serve society, not just pursue profit