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Fr Theodore Hesburgh, the late president of the University of Notre Dame (Photo: CNS)

If only Fr Theodore Hesburgh, the late president of Notre Dame, had fully grasped the ideals of his hero Cardinal Newman

Blessed John Henry Newman wrote the Dream of Gerontius

A new book shows that Blessed John Henry Newman was a man of action and an indefatigable administrator

'It is one thing to deplore the translations of the Mass ... it is another to imply that the Ordinary Form of the Mass, as Pope Benedict XVI distinguished it, is intrinsically inferior to the Extraordinary Form'

Fr George William Rutler gives the parables their bite back in his erudite and witty Hints of Heaven

A statue of Joan of Arc in France (CNS)

A new book offers a fresh perspective on the life of St Joan

A Filipino couple walks out the door after their wedding at a Catholic church  (PA)

“101 Tips for a Happier Marriage” by Jennifer Roback Morse and Betsy Kerekes contains some sage advice

Clive James

James is a ‘pugnacious and provocative’ writer but Cultural Amnesia is not without flaws

Women priests (PA)

The author of Bread Not Stones had a dramatic and unconventional journey to Rome

CTS have released a new edition of the Penny Catechism

The Catholic Truth Society has brought out a new edition of the little manual beloved of the Church before Vatican II

The Prince of Wales looks at traditional food in the old town of Al Ula in north west Saudi Arabia, on the fifth day of his tour to the Middle East (PA)

Queen Victoria would have approved of the Prince’s defending the faith – up to a point

The Blind Leading the Blind by Pieter Bruegel the Elder

What secular historians of the Reformation have missed is that commemorating saints’ days in medieval Catholic England was a popular celebration of holy life