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Lord McAlpine converted to Catholicism after a second triple heart bypass (PA)

Converting at the end of your life takes humility and courage

Cardinal Newman – follow his advice and be happy

10 steps towards becoming a happier, holier person

A couple at a Mass of thanksgiving for marriage in Westminster Cathedral (Photo: Mazur/

The permanency of marriage is being undermined – Cardinal Nichols should put the Church’s preparation of couples at the centre of his mission

Pope Francis (CNS)

Is there any need for singificant reform of the Sacrament?

Archbishop John Myers, right, shares a laugh with Cardinal Dolan (AP)

Everything depends on the character, fidelity and communication skills of the local bishop

Archbishop Nichols and Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor at Archbishop's House, Westminster (PA)

The new cardinal could take a number of practical steps to show compassion for those using food banks

Pope Francis (CNS)

Standing up for Catholic beliefs in the public arena is a tough but vital task

Archbishop of Kaigama of Jos (CNS)

Archbishop Kaigama is prepared to defend the unfashionable

Pope Francis prays before the icon of Mary "Salus Populi Romani" (CNS)

As Pope Francis says, only God can teach us to accept His love

Malthusians needn't worry (CNS)

The family is vital to our health, wealth, happiness and freedom