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In the history books, though, the conflict rages on

Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith says that Catholic teaching offers support to the self-styled superheroes fighting crime from Yeovil to Seattle

The war on drugs hasn’t worked. Cigarette smoking, on the other hand, has declined steadily since the Second World War

A new, Freudian study suggests the composer’s Catholicism was skin deep

Presenter Thomas Asbridge confronts the brutality of the Crusades without lapsing into polemic

The police’s zero tolerance policy on demonstrations in St Peter’s Square is the only one possible

The United Kingdom looks doomed, but much blame must be placed on Labour’s alienation of its natural constituency north of the border

We must never forget Fr John Kaiser, the missionary who died in Kenya in mysterious circumstances

Fr Prosper Grech, of the Augustinian Order, was for many years a distinguished professor in Rome

The Magi took two years to come from “the east”, far too long to be Babylonia or Persia, opening up the intriguing possibility that Christianity might not be alien to China