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A History of Loneliness is the story of a man  pushed into the priesthood by his over-devout mother (CNS)

How to receive Holy Communion

The Blessed Sacrament is supposed to be consumed at once

Cardinals attend the Mass for the opening of the Synod AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino

The method offers Christians a way to live the faith

Kenya Africa Religion vs Poachers

How NGOs are as complicit as the Kleptocrats

Stalin smiles at the Teheran Conference, Iran, in 1943 (AP Photo)

So how could a Stalin apologist be a ‘tireless agitator for a better world’?

Compared to other tourist attractions, the Vatican is badly-run Photo:  Pier Paolo Cito/AP/Press Association Images

Never mind Vatileaks, the management of the Vatican museum needs to change

Megan Stammers' mother Danielle Wilson and stepfather Martin Stammers Photo: Clive Gee/PA Wire

As the sad cases of teacher-pupil affairs show, abandonment of traditional morality leads us to tragic incoherence

Melanie C   Photo: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

We should see hope in people’s longing for the spiritual

Work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith

What are we Catholics doing about poverty?

The economic question remains the biggest one of the age

Star Wars characters wear robes. Priests wear vestments

My banned list of 10 Church buzzwords

Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith urges Catholics to throw out jargon and communicate the truth simply and directly

What's the point of being a British citizen if the Government won't protect you?  PatrickMcMullan.com via AP Images

When a British citizen is threatened by a foreign lynch mob, surely the Government has a role to play?