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The 'absurd' billboard in America

The post-modern idea that there is no such thing as historical fact, merely historical interpretations, is wrong

Pope Francis hears Confession in Brazil, World Youth Day (PA)

By going to Confession, Pope Francis demonstrates the point that we are all in this together

Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst  (PA)

The Vatican is acting with unusual determination in the ‘bishop of bling’ case

Blood stains on the floor of the Jesus Joy church in Kenya as police officers attend the scene (PA)

The recent attack on the Jesus Joy Church, which left at least six people dead, is thought to be the work of Al-Shabaab

Pope Francis and Father Luigi Ciotti, founder of the Italian anti-Mafia group Libera, participate in a prayer service for Mafia victims (CNS)

Pope Francis has made clear that we will live with the consequences of our actions forever

Bishop McMahon will be installed on The Feast of St Joseph the Worker on May 1 (Mazur)

The McMahon ‘pick’ represents a spreading of the net, though not perhaps a very dramatic one

Thousands gather of Dublins O'Connell Street for this years St Patricks day parade (PA)

Hail, glorious St Patrick!

But beware the dangerous new tradition that paints 20th century Ireland as a grim theocracy

'Tony Benn was certainly a content-rich politician, in contrast to the content-lite politicians who created New Labour' (PA)

If a society is to flourish then the secular arena must make room for religious viewpoints

Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth
(Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Into the space created by secularism will flood some other not necessarily benign ideology

Pope Francis walks past musicians before a general audience (AP)

Pastoral bishops and priests must help the Pope if his desired changes are to be achieved