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The saint who took part in the Crusades

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

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

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

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

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

Spanish ambassador to London attends Mass at St James’s

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

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

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

In the first of our interviews with prominent critics of the Church, the Stonewall chief executive explains his views on same-sex marriage, the adoption agencies and Soho Masses