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Ed West is the deputy editor of the Catholic Herald

Bishop to consecrate diocese to Immaculate Heart of Mary

Bishop Mark Davies (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Bishop Mark Davies will consecrate diocese to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Sunday

The saint who took part in the Crusades

St Louis, painted by El Greco

St Louis (August 25) is the only canonised king of France

The saint who stepped over her child to enter religious life

St Francis de Sales gives St Jane the Rule of the Order of the Visitation

St Jane Frances de Chantal (August 12) founded the Congregation of the Visitation in France

Pope Francis is not contradicting Benedict XVI over order to Franciscan Friars, says Vatican

Pope Francis greets Benedict XVI at the Vatican in May (CNS)

Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate say they will “submit in obedience to the Holy Father”

Our worn-out liberalism needs Burke’s good sense

Edmund Burke, as painted by Joshua Reynolds

The father of modern conservatism offers fresh ideas for both Left and Right

The saint who ‘never allowed himself the luxury of a bed’

The Perugia altarpiece depicting St Dominic

St Dominic (August 6) was one of the most influential figures in Christian history in the second millennium

Pope sends condolences after Santiago de Compostela disaster

'It is, unfortunately, too late for the New Missal; it will be many years before we can think of replacing it with a new version' (PA)

Spanish ambassador to London attends Mass at St James’s

The saint who helped keep Christianity alive as the Roman empire crumbled

A statue of Germanus in the Église Saint-Germain l’Auxerrois in Paris

St Germanus of Auxerre (August 3) led the Britons in a victory against Saxon raiders

The Royal baby’s name? By George, I think I’ve got it!

The expectant couple: the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (PA)

Royal naming patterns are conservative and predictable – but we can’t rule out another Princess Diana

Why we decided to interview Stonewall’s Ben Summerskill

Protester prepare placards opposing the papal visit to Britain in 2010 (AP)

Engaging the Church’s most vocal critics is risky, but ultimately worthwhile