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Newsline 1 March 2013

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Is the Catholic Church at last getting the come-uppance it has so long deserved?

Is the Catholic Church at last getting the come-uppance it has so long deserved?

Opinion | Mon, 25 Feb 2013

Terry Sanderson on why it is hard for secularists to to resist the feelings of schadenfreude at the accumulating catastrophes that are assailing the Catholic Church.

Vicar calls for disestablishment

Vicar calls for disestablishment

Opinion | Tue, 26 Feb 2013

An encouraging letter from a Church of England vicar advocating disestablishment of the Church appeared in the latest issue of the Church of England Newspaper.

Hospitals in dire cash crisis, but the chaplains sail merrily on

Hospitals in dire cash crisis, but the chaplains sail merrily on

Opinion | Tue, 26 Feb 2013

Not a week goes by now without more depressing headlines about the gradual demolition of the NHS but provision of chaplaincy services apparently remains "essential"

NSS welcomes Professor Lawrence Krauss as an honorary associate

NSS welcomes Professor Lawrence Krauss as an honorary associate

News | Thu, 28 Feb 2013

The National Secular Society expressed its delight that Professor Lawrence Krauss has agreed to become an honorary associate.

French challenge to exception of Alsace Moselle from separation law fails

French challenge to exception of Alsace Moselle from separation law fails

Opinion | Thu, 28 Feb 2013

A challenge to the exception of Alsace-Moselle from the 1905 French law that separates church and state has failed.

Crackdown on secular intellectuals in Turkey continues

Crackdown on secular intellectuals in Turkey continues

News | Thu, 28 Feb 2013

A senior astrophysics professor in Turkey appears to be the latest target of what academics and scientists in that country say is an ongoing campaign by its conservative government to intimidate secular intellectuals.

Trial of Bradlaugh and Besant to be examined in new play

Trial of Bradlaugh and Besant to be examined in new play

News | Fri, 22 Feb 2013

A new play by Derek Lennard, The Fruits of Philosophy (Such a scandal!) which examines secularism and free thought in Victorian Britain will be presented at Conway Hall on Friday 15 March at 7.30pm.

NSS Speaks Out

Terry Sanderson commented on the Cardinal Keith O'Brien scandal on Voice of Russia Radio (scroll to bottom of page) and Keith Porteous Wood talked about the Vatican's travails on Russian Television.

Campaigns manager Stephen Evans was on BBC WM talking about single-faith schools.

Scottish spokesperson Alistair McBay had this letter and another one in the Scotsman.

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