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Cardinal Burke was ridiculed for saying men are repelled by a ‘feminised’ Church. But he grasps that fathers have a huge influence over whether children grow up to be Mass-goers

We don’t mind if the Daleks are Scientologists, but please don’t let the Time Lord turn into a secular bore

He was a handsome blogger known to millions as the American Papist. A freak accident left him fighting for his life – but his faith survived

Christmas has become so debased in Britain perhaps it should be renamed to avoid confusion with the real thing

A friend suggested I was neurotic when I told her I confess every two weeks

Anyone who truly cares about women’s rights has to be prepared to look again at the evidence of what abortion on demand does to us

The power of martyrdom gives Christians an edge over Islamists

How the sign of peace disturbs me

While exchanging the sign everyone gets up, shakes hands, gives hugs and sometimes kisses – I’ve even witnessed a full-blown snog

With the Pope visiting the Holy Land next week, Tim Stanley reports on the fascinating, troubled place

The Republican Party used to be the preserve of Anglo-Saxon Protestants, says Tim Stanley, but it no longer shuns the Catholic ‘hordes’