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Max Irons and Rebecca Ferguson, who play Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville (AP)

Elizabeth Woodville was an extraordinary and beautiful woman whose descendents still rule us

A priest preaches in a northern Lebanese village with a painting of the beloved Saint Charbel in the background Photo: CNS

Who is St Charbel?

The Church should follow St Charbel’s example and fix its eyes on the Blessed Sacrament

St Bridesæ a beautiful church

Beauty is not enough for the Church

The National Churches Trust question about the nation’s favourite churches says much

Pro-abortion campaigners in Ireland (Photo: PA)

Laurie Penny writes of “basic bodily autonomy”, but does such a thing exist?

A man calls for the excommunication of US politician Nancy Pelosi (CNS)

The Church only ever uses the penalty as a last resort – a shock tactic to bring people back to God

A gay rights campaigner waves a rainbow flag outside the Supreme Court in America (Photo: PA)

The liberalisation of attitudes to homosexuality won’t make a difference to the vast majority of people

Fr Murad, who was murdered by rebels in Syria

Have we learned nothing from Afghanistan and Iraq?

Ed Miliband is the latest politician to speak up against porn (Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images)

None of the arguments against censoring pornography stand up

The outgoing Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks (PA)

Many of today’s God-haters have nothing of significance to say about life

Auxiliary Bishop Gerald Walsh of New York catches up on some admin (Photo: CNS)

Without good administration, charity and justice become impossible. Church leaders should look to the example of King Solomon