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The Government has said no school will be forced to become an academy, but it now seems inevitable that most will convert at some point

A closer look at three communities breathing fresh life into the Church

Pilgrimages are rising in popularity once more; here are some that deserve more attention

The faithful who attend the daily Mass service are often the backbone of the congregation

Here are some of the most intriguing shrines to visit on St Michael’s feast day

The faithful in America has embraced these memorials. Catholics in Britain should do the same

Police officers are seen outside St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

I visited Rome prepared for the sight of more police and soldiers, but I hadn’t anticipated how this extra security would change my experience of the city

Most religious communities and congregations will only accept candidates for the religious life into their thirties

‘Do the red and say the black’ is simple advice, but it could save a lot of trouble

The continent could learn some lessons from its patron – not least generosity and hospitality