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Pope Francis has approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata (CNS photo courtesy Catholic Press Photo)

The answer to our problems in the materialist West is not more materialism

Pope Benedict in 2008 (AP)
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Our leaders’ response to his Regensburg address showed they had not only lost their nerve, but also their ability to think

Ken Loach’s 1969 film was based on the novel A Kestrel for a Knave, by author Barry Hines

Threads transcends its subject matter, nuclear war, and reminds us that society is a fragile thing

Dr Anita Brookner won Britain's Booker McConnell fiction prize for Hotel du Lac (PA)

There was certainly an inner melancholy to Anita Brookner’s fiction

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton  (AP)

I’m glad I don’t have a vote in the American election. If I did, I’m pretty sure I would abstain

'It is a great moral evil, actively to kill a patient' (PA)

It is perfectly legitimate for doctors and nurses to let nature take its course, and let people die in peace

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and Pope Francis pose for photos at the beginning of their meeting at Jose Marti International Airport in Havana in February. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

It is clear that people in Russia have only a hazy understanding of ecumenism

Syrian refugee Yasmeen  at the Serbian-Hungarian border near Roszke, southern Hungary.  (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

May people in Syria look to the Church, see love in action, and be converted

A lion at Bristol Zoo: parts of Europe once had a sizeable lion population (PA)

Nevertheless the Apostle gave us one of the best lion quotations in the whole Bible

Pope Francis hears Confession during a penitential liturgy in St Peter's Basilica (CNS)

Let’s hope that our churches are thrumming with activity