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Sir Winston Churchill's coffin being carried into St Paul's (PA)

Historians will argue about his mistakes, but everyone who filed past Churchill’s coffin was certain they were mourning the passing of a great man

People pack the pews during a Mass of thanksgiving for the canonisation of St John Paul II (CNS)

A new book sets out why evangelising is not the reserve of Protestants

Stefan Zweig in an undated photo (Photo: PA)

Without religious faith to sustain him he felt he had nothing left to live for

Pope Francis held a press conference on the way home from the Philippines (PA)

Pope Francis told reporters that Catholics don’t have to be ‘like rabbits’

An elderly Yazidi in front of the Sharaf al-Deen temple shrine (PA)

Gerard Russell’s new book poses the question, what can we learn from the variety of religious beliefs found in the Middle East?

Bella Dodd and the Venerable Fulton Sheen (Photo: CNS)

Her story shows how easily the best human impulses can be twisted to evil

A detail from St Francis in Prayer by Caravaggio

St Francis was not above the magisterial teachings of the Church – and neither is the Pope

Ernest Hemingway was serious about the Catholic faith he adopted aged 28, according to author John Beaumont (Photo: PA)

John Beaumont’s book The Mississippi Flows into the Tiber is an impressive feat, and an invaluable tool for arguing with atheists

An undated portrait of GK Chesterton by Edwin Swan (CNS)

Peter Mullen’s new book praises the spiritual depth of Newman and the damaged brilliance of Coleridge

The BBC's documentary on Lewis

The BBC’s documentary about the Christian apologist proved short-sighted at times