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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

Ambassador John Freeman (PA)

John Freeman’s courteous example is one which today’s broadcasters should follow

Alison Davis

It is very sad that the Glasgow midwives ruling should be handed down in the same month as the anniversary of the death of a great pro-life champion

Dietrich von Hildebrand (CNS)

The Catholic who stood up to Hitler

‘My Battle against Hitler’ provides a splendid witness to Catholic and human values

Pope Francis listening to Kiko Arguello, founder of the Neocatechumenal Way, who spoke at the Vatican in February (CNS)

The Way’s founder, Kiko Arguello, has written a book that is dramatic, intense, and deeply personal

Children at St Benedict's Catholic school in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. 'All the children are involved in the solemn enactment of something infinitely larger than them' (Photo: CNS)

The beauty lies in children stumbling through the extraordinary story of how God chose to enter the world