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Dear Beryl Bainbridge died today at the age of 75. She was a wonderful woman, and a Catholic for a while

The bizarre case of a bishop at the heart of the German hierarchy’s fiercest public fight

On July 1, 1916, skylarks were singing, and 20,000 British soldiers died

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

The Church’s annus horribilis continues

Religion is a far better provider of happiness than a hugely overgrown state, says Philip Booth

Some controversies just won’t lie down and die. Pius XII and the Holocaust is one of them.

Political correctness, of course

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Slew of new faces in new places

The Vatican announces appointments to major curial positions