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People venerate relics of St. Therese of Lisieux at the National Shrine of Walsingham (CNS)

What in the end is the point of relics?

To hate relics is to hate the historicity of the Incarnation

The media has taken to Pope Francis (CNS)

Moral teachings do not change – only the way they are presented

Francis: A Christian Democrat of the Left (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

The Pope provides food for thought to all who in this country identify all religion with the political right

Pope Francis with members of the Council of Cardinals (CNS)

Scandals, including those involving child abuse and the Vatican Bank, make the task of evangelisation harder

McConville, with her three of her children, before she disappeared

The idea that Adams knew nothing about is absurd

Oscar Romero - hero to the poor

We shouldn’t leave it to left-wing firebrands and socialist intellectuals

Archbishop Jose Rodriguez Carballo, who said more than 3,000 people leave religious life each year, with Pope Francis (CNS)

An immense debt is owed to the orders which have been the backbone of the Church’s mission for the last five hundred years

The Intercession of Charles Borromeo supported by the Virgin Mary at the Karlskirche in Vienna

The life of St Charles Borromeo serves as a lesson

Prosper Grech receives the red hat from Benedict XVI in 2012 (PA)

Every new cardinal should be a possible future Pope, a man with leadership potential

Mass attendance on Holy Days of Obligation seems to have declined (PA)

For the great majority of people tomorrow will be just another Friday and not the great solemnity of All Saints