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Benedict XVI waves at a meeting with the Santa Cecilia association on Saturday (Photo: AP)

As the Pope says, the language is crucial for theologians. So much of St Augustine is lost in translation

Archbishop of Canterbury speculation
Confession is about our failure to respond to the Father’s love offered to us in Christ (Photo: PA)

How to make your best Confession ever

Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith urges Catholics to enter the confessional with newfound courage

Both Parents Alzheimer's

The dementia time bomb

Soon 1 in 70 will suffer from dementia

Cannabis sativa, marihuana, hemp, plant

Tomorrow voters in three US states have the chance to help end failed war on drugs

Timeless     Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Unlike the pseudo-scripture of our age, the texts are timeless

Young boy dressed as a vampire for Halloween (Photo: PA)

Halloween is a post-Christian celebration which compels us to buy things which we don’t need. We should return to our Christian roots and throw All Saints parties instead.


Catholicism needs more emphasis on beauty

Mideast Syria

The regime hopes for a Paris-style solution to its rebellion

Benedict XVI reads a speech at Regensburg University in Germany on September 12, 2006 (Photo: AP)

How are we to evangelise Muslims?

We need to shake off the idea that conversion is cultural imperialism