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At the end of this month a court in Florence will reach its verdict on the acquittal of Amanda Knox and Rafaele Sollecito (PA)

They are victims of the Italian obsession with conspiracy theories

The Church refused give Edith Piaf a Catholic funeral in 1963 (PA)

By refusing a Catholic funeral to a mafioso one is making a powerful point about the sinful nature of the mafia itself

A Sunday Assembly service in full flow

The idea of ‘atheist religion’ is a stupid one, but it has achieved a fair amount of traction in recent years

Wolf Hunt

Why do we fear wolves so much?

With wolf numbers flourishing, are government cuts to blame?

Those unfamiliar with the liturgy should be instructed by the priest when to stand and when to kneel, says Fr Lucie-Smith (CNS)

People who only very rarely go to Mass must find their annual or biennial trip to Church alienating and confusing

St Peter Canisius, hero of the the Counter-Reformation

The man who saved much of Germany for Catholicism has a lesson for us in the 21st century

Boy measures mortar shell on a machine in weapons factory of the Free Syrian Army in Aleppo (CNS)

Our Government’s indifference to Syria makes it the most anti-Christian Government to date

Education Secretary, Michael Gove said that segregating men and women in lectures was "pandering to extremism"

That certain Muslims want to hold segregated meetings in universities should not blind us to a few important considerations

Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson admitted using cocaine during two periods of her life (PA)

All drugs should be legalised and their production and distribution should be regulated and taxed

South African President Jacob Zuma reads his speech during the memorial service for former Nelson Mandela (PA)

Will the public barracking of the South African president mark the beginning of the end for the politics of wishful thinking in Africa?