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

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

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

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

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

Fiorella de Maria’s We’ll Never Tell Them, set amid the two World Wars, is a perfect read for young people debating their future path in life

“Mercy Works: Practical Love for the 21st Century” is a must-read

Catholic critic Edward Short’s Adventures in the Books Pages features perceptive comment on the likes of Graham Greene, Leonardo da Vinci and GK Chesterton

The canonisation of Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin is a crucial part of the process

The First World War nurse exemplified all the qualities associated with an ideal of womanhood that’s not fashionable today