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St John Paul II greets Poles at the monastery of Jasna Gora in Czestochowa during his 1979 trip (CNS photo/Chris Niedenthal)

Wlodzimierz Redzioch explains that Stories about Saint John Paul II was written to fill a void left by the late pope’s death

Chiara Corbella

The example of Chiara Corbella Petrillo can transform us all

Donal Foley, the publisher of Theotokos Books has written his own 
adventure novel for children. Titled “The Secret of Glaston Tor”, (PA)

Mixing war, smartphones and the legend of Glastonbury, The Secret of Glaston Tor is an exciting tale

A detail from a portrait of Galieleo by an artist from the Italian school

Priest and theologian Paul Haffner sets out to refute the assumption that Christianity stands in opposition to scientific discoveries

In 2011, an inscription reading 'They were Flammable' and a Nazi swastika are seen on the monument dedicated to Jews in Jedwabne killed by their Polish neighbours in 1941 (AP)

Remembering the heroic Poles who saved Jewish lives, should not blind us to an ugly strain within Polish history

The glory of Easter is portrayed in "The Resurrection of Christ" by Italian Renaissance painter Mariotto di Cristofano (Photo: CNS)

Writer Mark Shea: ‘If the conquest of death is not a reason to be glad, what is?’

St John Paul II meets then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger in 2004 (CNS)

A new book offers fascinating insight into the late pontiff from the likes of Benedict XVI and those who knew Karol Wojtyla growing up

Richard Dawkins. 'Many atheists are closer to the Church than we think,' says Brandon Vogt (Photo: PA)

It is easy to wring one’s hands about people leaving the faith. Instead let’s see how we can make a difference

Cardinal Robert Sarah, centre, pictured at last year's extraordinary synod (CNS)

A selection of essays by Cardinal Sarah and others demonstrate the inspiration of the Holy Spirit at work

Pope Francis arrives to celebrate the closing Mass of the Synod of Bishops on the family in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican October 25 (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The synod heard the story of a couple who were cruelly separated but remained faithful