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The fifth-century mausoleum of Galla Placidia is decorated with mosaics of Christ the Good Shepherd and eagles symbolising St John the Evangelist

If only David Cameron could enthuse about St Edward the Confessor, say, or St Bernadette of Lourdes

Madagascar’s problems would not be solved by handing out condoms

May St Peter Chanel bless all those who read this blog!

All political parties have forgotten their roots; perhaps that is why politics is so irrelevant

Health and Social Care Bill debate

Rightly or wrongly, the prime minister and chancellor do not give the impression that they care about the poor

Benedict XVI has charmed the faithful with his holiness and humility (PA photo)

Seven years in, the Pope has inspired Catholics and shown he has an authentic vision for the Church

Damian Lewis plays a US marine who has been 'turned' by al-Qaeda

I wonder how many Westerners have, like Brody, become Muslim. What would be their reasons for doing so?

Time to end the War on Drugs

Criminalising drugs is a statist policy does more harm than good

The European Court has confirmed once again that everything does not go

The ship, a symbol of magnificent human endeavour, was, like all human endeavours, bound to perish