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Is Belloc best forgotten?

The Catholic writer is nowadays neglected, but much of his writing is florid, dull and unreadable

Charlotte Church

His attitude to sacred music is symptomatic of the modern age’s attitude to religious art

Why do Catholics become Anglicans?

We must take a leaf out of the evangelicals’ book in trying to attract people back to Catholic churches

Definitely a Roman Catholic Mass  Photo: CNS photo/Max Rossi, Reuters

Foreign visitors may be attending High Anglican services under the impression that they are Roman Catholic

Pope Benedict XVI signs Africae Munus, the Apostolic Exhortation about the future of the Church in Africa

Muslims who oppose fundamentalism should recognise the Pope as an ally

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh with President and Madame Gul Photo: Chris Jackson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Turkey is a great friend of Britain, but still has its problems. If Prime Minister Erdogan can overcome these he will go down as the greatest Turk since Suleiman the Magnificent

One cannot be an Anglican and use the Roman Missal – it is one or the other

Rufus Sewell and Kate Beckinsale star in Cold Comfort Farm, the 1995 adaptation of the novel

Believers ought not to be self-obsessed, but novels are about self-obsession

Daniel Goldhagen, author of A Moral Reckoning

Melanie Phillips says that Islam is intrinsically anti-Semitic; Daniel Goldhagen tries the same argument with Catholicism

Italy is a country that has often fascinated British writers. Here are my recommendations for the best books on Italy and the Italians