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Fr Jonathan Cotton offers six steps that can prepare Catholics to share their faith

Putting forward the Christian point of view in the press and social media will help keep the moral dimension of public debates alive

Gertrud von le Fort has made an imaginative contribution to the history of the inspirational Carmelites

Edward VIII was a feckless Nazi sympathiser – we should be grateful his marriage to ‘that woman’ sparked the abdication crisis

The pessimistic noble Giacomo Leopardi was a precursor to Nietzsche and Samuel Beckett

Whatever the crude political message behind President Morales’s crucifix, the Pope transformed it into a higher purpose

Satoko Kitahara, disillusioned by the war, was inspired to become Catholic after meeting Spanish missionary nuns

The story of a rabbi’s unconventional path to the Church

How should Christians respond to historical and current acts of violence? A Protestant evangelical community gives one example

The saint travelled with just one spare cheap sari and a bucket in which to wash her clothes