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Michel Houellebecq suggests most European Christians will become Muslims (PA)

The French novelist’s vision chimes, in some ways, with Benedict XVI’s analysis of individualism and consumerism

Fr Robert Barron

In an interview with the Catholic Herald from 2009, the new auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles says happiness comes from self-giving

The modern rite of baptism may be more joy-filled, but it is also vaguer (AP)

The beauty of the old rite of baptism is that it faces the reality of evil head-on

Westminster Abbey, a former Benedictine monastery founded by St Edward the Confessor (CNS)

Andrew M Brown finds ways of dealing with the anti-Catholic bias in many history books

Philip Johnson

From 2009, our interview with the US seminarian with inoperable brain cancer

Iain Duncan Smith with, from left to right, Archbishop Bernard Longley, Sister Margaret Walsh, Major Samuel Edgar of the Salvation Army and Canon Gerry Breen

Duncan Smith visits St Chad’s Sanctuary

Iain Duncan Smith, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, visits St Chad’s Sanctuary in Birmingham

Queen welcomes Pope Benedict at Palace of Holyroodhouse

As the Queen welcomes the Holy Father, Pope Benedict praises Britain’s heroic Christian heritage and warns of dangers of aggressive secularism