Why has the practice dropped off so dramatically here, but not in Italy, say, or Kenya?
And why we should encourage children to make their own cribs
The conversion of Mexico was the single most successful mission undertaken by the Catholic Church. Why did it succeed when others failed?
We should celebrate St Ambrose, whose understated management skills kept the early church together – and who was the first person to read in silence
The Catholic writer is nowadays neglected, but much of his writing is florid, dull and unreadable
His attitude to sacred music is symptomatic of the modern age’s attitude to religious art
We must take a leaf out of the evangelicals’ book in trying to attract people back to Catholic churches
Foreign visitors may be attending High Anglican services under the impression that they are Roman Catholic
Muslims who oppose fundamentalism should recognise the Pope as an ally
Turkey is a great friend of Britain, but still has its problems. If Prime Minister Erdogan can overcome these he will go down as the greatest Turk since Suleiman the Magnificent