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Macron wants Catholics to be more involved in public life. Could France’s secular settlement be under threat?

The most interesting stories are those that break convention. The parable of the Prodigal Son is one of the greatest

A new era for American Catholicism

As Paul Ryan stands down, a new generation of Catholics is thinking differently

Haydn Gwynne, playing the great comic role of Lady Wishfort, a crumbling superannuated widow, gets lots of laughs

Non-religious people seem to find it much easier to believe in Satan. Why is that?

Paul Shrimpton says the Christian faith of those involved in the White Rose movement has been downplayed or ignored

The country has a history of putting unfit people in positions of power

Actions spoke louder than words on Holy Thursday

Why Trappist ale tastes better

The monks of St Joseph Abbey in Massachusetts combine jam-making and brewing with ancient monastic traditions

Nobody supported me in my pregnancy. Then I was thrown a lifeline