The pope of my youth’s writing continues to resonate, with a faith as fresh as the day he penned them
Far from being chaotic, Late Antiquity was stable and confident right up until the late 5th century
One of Christopher Hitchens’s best quoted passages suggests that, though a brilliant orator, he misunderstood Christian theology
Gaudete Sunday has returned to the mainstream of Catholicism
Why has the practice dropped off so dramatically here, but not in Italy, say, or Kenya?
And why we should encourage children to make their own cribs
The conversion of Mexico was the single most successful mission undertaken by the Catholic Church. Why did it succeed when others failed?
We should celebrate St Ambrose, whose understated management skills kept the early church together – and who was the first person to read in silence
The Catholic writer is nowadays neglected, but much of his writing is florid, dull and unreadable
His attitude to sacred music is symptomatic of the modern age’s attitude to religious art