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The Church’s enemies are thirsty for blood. A failure of nerve now will be catastrophic for the Catholic future in Australia

When it came to religion, the dazzling novelist was achingly dull

Cardinal Meisner’s life reminds us there was once a very different kind of German Catholicism

The Conservative MP’s sixth child can learn a lot from his historical namesakes

Greater reception of Communion under both kinds is weakening, not strengthening, our appreciation of the Precious Blood

In Ireland right now it’s more important than ever before that people stand up for the right to life

In this country and many others, there has been a total inversion of the relationship between parents and public services

The Pope is making clear there is now only one centre of power at the Vatican

The funeral of the former German chancellor has become awkward, to say the least

There are now 100,000 people alive in Northern Ireland who would be dead if Britain’s abortion laws had applied