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We all are children of Romanticism

Fidelio tells us a lot about how liberalism has triumphed over its romantic roots

An England cricketer walks off the pitch as Pakistan's team celebrates (AP)

Breaking off sporting links with Pakistan would signal our displeasure at the way it treats minorities

Women touch the coffin of a man killed in the Peshawar attack (AP)

Our Government deplores attacks on Christians but continues to support governments that make them possible

"The Return of the Prodigal Son," unknown artist, at the Museum of Biblical Art in New York City (CNS)

Did Psalm 137 inspire Jesus’s famous parable?

Julie Walters plays St John, traditionally the youngest disciple (PA)

It matters that photographer Alistair Morrison has chosen Julie Waters to portray St John

Cardinal Keith O'Brien pictured in 2010 (Andrew Milligan/PA Wire)

He might find inspiration in the lives of two other Church leaders who had similarly public falls

Depiction of St Matthew (CNS)

St Matthew’s Gospel is not anti-Semitic

Though the words of the Gospel have been twisted over the centuries, there is nothing in this gospel verse per se that is anti-Semitic or anti-Jewish

Pope Francis washed the feet of Muslims and Christians on Maundy Thursday this year (CNS)

We need to proclaim Christ in all his splendour and next to Christ crucified, the icon of Divine Love, we need to point to the icon of the perfect human response, Mary our Mother

Singing from the same hymn sheet: Pope Emeritus Benedict and Pope Francis (Photo: CNS)

Its editorial seems to regard vestments and traditional morality as the main obstacles to progress

'Natural family planning is a way of spacing births in a family when there is a good reason for doing so'

The scandal about the aborting of unborn girls shows the contradictions in the pro-abortion argument