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Can smiley pumpkins, window lights and saints’ costumes really replace pointy hats, plastic fangs and pasty make-up?

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One of their first requests, after a crucifix, was for statues of Our Lady and the saints

The timing of the Middle East Synod is unfortunate

Stem-cell researchers achieve a breakthrough, while Woman’s Hour hosts a head-to-head debate on abortion

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Former Czech President Vaclav Havel yesterday opened Forum 2000 by deploring the pride and shortsightedness of today’s global society

A Requiem Mass I was at this morning was highly unusual in one respect: there was no panegyric of the dead

The full text of Anna Arco’s speech at the World Press Congress in Rome last week

This unintended consequence has to be dealt with as a matter of urgency