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The way many atheists and agnostics believe in the theories of men like Freud shows people still long for religious faith in this age of reason

This genius makes a vital contribution to culture – and decadence may follow if it is lost

Andrew Roberts’ excellent biography of Napoleon Bonaparte should have been on the outgoing Labour leader’s reading list

Bishops deferred to authority and priests and seminarians mainly followed suit. The lesson? That we must always speak out when our conscience is challenged

Antoni Gaudi’s work reminds us that God’s grace works in multiple ways

Dawn Eden, author of The Thrill of the Chaste, says chastity is not abstinence, but a virtue that can help us all love more fully

St Francis didn’t think animals were ‘almost’ like us – he loved them because they had come from the hand of God

Cardinal George, who died last week, offered a deeper perspective on history to those dismayed by the signs of the times

The late Pope’s Letter to Families, written in 1994, highlights issues the synod will need to address

A remarkable book that emerged from a chance conversation on a plane tackles the question of ‘the Pope’s jewels’