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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

In today’s ecumenical climate many seem embarrassed to declare the role of St Peter and the importance of communion with his successors

Its holy sites deserve closer attention

Some see the devotion as archaic but at my parish it has become a major event drawing Catholics and non-Catholics alike

Here are four shrines that are flourishing