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People walk past a statue of Soviet Union founder Vladimir Lenin during a celebration of his 145th birthday at the Lenin Hut Museum at Razliv lake, outside St Petersburg, Russia (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

The roll-call of heroes and saints shows just how much courage you needed to live out your faith

Pro-life advocates at the March for Life in Washington in 2016 (CNS)

Former Planned Parenthood employee Abby Johnson explains why ‘science, reason and logic’ were behind her dramatic change of heart on abortion

German Nazi commandant Rudolf Höss before his trial for crimes against humanity (AP Photo)

A pilgrim’s guide to Poland raises the sort of questions you would never see in a Lonely Planet

People leave a polling station on June 23 (PA)

St John Paul II once pleaded with the EU to recognise its Christian traditions, but unfortunately his appeal fell on deaf ears

Eucharistic adoration at a prayer service for vocations at Immaculate Conception Seminary in Huntington, New York (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz, Long Island Catholic) (May 29, 2013)

The ‘most real thing in our everyday existence should be the Eucharist’, according to author Francis J Pierson

Protestors outside a Planned Parenthood clinic  (AP)

A former Planned Parenthood employee has written a devastating account of her time working for the abortion provider

A woman receives Communion during a Mass for young adults at St Patrick's Cathedral in New York City (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

Patrick Madrid recalls the Mormon who told him: ‘I’ve never seen Catholics show awe. So I guess they don’t believe it’

Members of the Bloomsbury Group, from left, Lady Ottoline Morrell, Maria Nys, Lytton Strachey, Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell, pictured in 1915 (Wiki)

Emotional problems are surely bound to surface in the children of parents with an insouciant attitude towards marital fidelity

The installation of Bishop Alan Hopes of East Anglia at St John the Baptist Cathedral, Norwich, which was constructed between 1882 and 1910 to designs by George Gilbert Scott Jr (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

The Diocese of Northampton was dismissed as the ‘dead diocese’ until the arrival of Bishop Arthur Riddell

Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity

The Blessed is one of several spiritual writers whose works have been abridged for a new series