Jane Little with the religious and ethical news of the week. Moral arguments and perspectives on stories, familiar and unfamiliar.

The first Ordinariate for those disaffected Anglicans seeking full communion with Rome has been established for England and Wales. And this weekend three former Anglican Bishops will become its first priests. Our reporter Trevor Barnes takes a look at how Anglicanism arrived at this point and the Most Rev Vincent Nichols, the Catholic Archbishop of Westminster, explains to Jane how the Ordinariate will work in practice.

A year on since Haiti's devastating earthquake in which more than a quarter of a million people died, Scotland's most senior Catholic, Cardinal Keith O'Brien, tells our presenter Jane Little about the appalling scenes of poverty that he's recently witnessed there.

One male to every four female worshippers, that's the current ratio in many churches according to estimates from the Church of England. Our reporter Kevin Bocquet looks at the reasons why so many men feel disengaged from their local parish and the attempts that are being made to redress the balance.

The Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks recently clarified where he stands on the issue of organ donation, in particular, how you decide the point of death which determines the moment at which someone's organs can be removed. But not everyone within the Jewish community agrees with him on that point. David Frei, Registrar of the London Beth Din, the Chief Rabbi's Rabbinical Court and Alexandra Wright, Senior Rabbi of the Liberal Jewish Synagogue at St John's Wood in London debate the issue.

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