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Judith Flanders presents some fascinating cultural insights, but is too keen to play down the spirituality of the season

Holy water can incite piety, put to flight the Devil and even bring about bodily health.

St Maximilian Kolbe formed the Knights of the Immaculate after seeing masonic celebrations in Rome

Magnificat’s reflections on the saint will enrich your understanding of his Gospel

Human embryos are treated as ‘objects’ that can be declared ‘less good’ and left to perish

The writer was not known to mince his words

Nearly a century after it was first published, Dietrich von Hildebrand’s book is even more relevant than ever

Francis J. Pierson’s series of cards show direct ways of opening up questions

A new book says prayer for healing can complement the Sacrament of Penance

Fr Walter Ciszek SJ endured 23 years in Russian prisons and labour camps