LEAD STORY — Michael Duggan on the Catholic origins of the World Cup ● David Alton: MPs are afraid to speak in the Northern Ireland abortion debate ● Nicholas Farrell: Phoney Catholics, ‘Satanists’ and the Italian coalition ● Ann Widdecombe: The Bishop of Leeds is wrong about the ‘Christian’ Troubles ● Fr Raymond J de Souza: The Holy See has once again chosen Moscow over Kiev ● Joanna Bogle on a hopeful message in the age of Vikings ● Tim Stanley: In praise of the late Mary Wilson, poet and loyal political wife ● Mary Kenny: Thank goodness – I don’t have to watch Love Island after all ● Martyn Wendell Jones reviews a cinematic tale of Protestant dread ● Pastor Iuventus witnesses a nun making her solemn vows ● Dennis Sewell on egalitarian zealots who get their facts wrong