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The statue of Our Lady of Walsingham (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

One investigation suggests that the visionary who inspired the shrine was none other than King Harold’s wife, Edith the Fair

A detail from Hans Holbein's portrait of St Thomas More

Fisher and More lived exemplary lives and were content to be martyred for the faith

A man checks an air conditioning unit in an apartment in Chicago (AP)

Francis is right in that we need to build more ecologically

Ron Paul (PA)

The libertarian politician is also a critic of ‘big government’ which withers away of the role of the individual

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pope’s encyclical will surely focus on our duties of stewardship towards Creation

Graffiti in Athens: Plato, left, and Aristotle (Photo: AP)

The community of the Church is one very good place to learn the virtues that Aristotle prescribes

Pope Francis and Cardinal Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (Photo: CNS)

The new Vatican tribunal is welcome news indeed

Pope Francis greets the crowd outside Sacred Heart Cathedral in Sarajevo on Saturday during his visit to Bosnia (CNS)

As in Northern Ireland and Lebanon, power-sharing has meant power-splitting

A convoy of Ukrainian armored vehicles move towards the front line (PA)

The worst case scenario is to offend both sides, while giving the Russian president a propaganda coup

The African Church is where Vatican II has worked (CNS)

A fully involved laity, a Church permanently in mission, and beautiful singing, the Church here thrives