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A traditional representation of the Sacred Heart in stained glass (CNS photo)

Today’s feast is one of the most theologically profound of the year

Paul Theroux: a mind narrowed by travel (PA photo)

Nineteenth-century writers were an intriguing mix of curiosity and prejudice; modern writers are equally prejudiced, but not in a good way

Corpus Christi procession in Sligo Town, Ireland, on Sunday (Photo: Patricia McCaffrey)

Priests could do house Benedictions in the week leading up to it, with adoration in each place

St Etheldreda at St Peter and St Paul church, Ampton, Suffolk

Our isle was once a land of saints, but now there is a trend to consign all religious people to the dustbin of history

One of the men who suffered abuse at one of two Rosminian-run schools in the 1960s (BBC/Blakeway Productions)

Last night’s programme was distressing to watch. The men who suffered abuse, though cruelly treated, have retained their dignity

The statue and the altarpiece brought back in procession through Cospicua on November 19, 1944

The return of the statue and painting of the Virgin Mary was celebrated by most of the island’s population

Placido Domingo performs in a production of Simon Boccanegra at the Staatsoper in Berlin (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

If so, this is bad news for all of us

Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, poses with the 400-year-old King James Bible (AP Photo/Akira Suemori)

Both translations seek to avoid “Gas Board English” and create a suitable language to express transcendent truths

A priest hears a confession at the hippodrome in Zagreb, Croatia (CNS photo/Alessia Giuliani, Catholic Press Photo)

Even preaching about the necessity of confession caused me trouble

The hands of an elderly resident at a nursing home (John Stillwell/PA Wire)

The real solution is that care should be what it claims to be – namely caring