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Rievaulx Abbey in North Yorkshire (PA)

Lucy Beckett’s conversion to Catholicism helped inspire her novel about the Reformation

A man walks past the Holy Shroud on display at the Cathedral of Turin, Italy.  (AP Photo/Massimo Pinca, File)

In his latest book, Robert Spitzer offers a convincing answer to a challenging question

An urn containing cremated remains (CNS)

Why I’ve chosen to be cremated

It is a great comfort to know my earthly remains will rest under a copy of the Holy Shroud

Pilgrims walking to the 'Shrine Of Our Lady' in Walsingham, Norfolk carrying a wooden cross through the village of North Barsham, Good Friday (PA)

Francis Phillips interviews Catholic writer Joseph Pearce about his new book on a private pilgrimage

Italian exorcist Fr Gabriele Amorth, who died last month, in his office in Rome in 2012 (PA)

In its understated way, Fr Amorth’s final book reminds us that Satanism is no joke

The late Graham Greene (centre, pictured in 1984, London) is a favourite writer of Sally Read's (PA Archive)

Sally Read explains why she thinks the Mass is a beautiful poem

The statue of Our Lady of Fatima overlooks worshippers at the Fatima shrine (AP)

On the 99th anniversary of the ‘Miracle of the Sun’, Our Lady’s message is still urgent

A cemetery for the unborn in Moscow. The inscriptions are what the unborn children might have achieved: one reads 'famous writer' (AP)

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow is among 300,000 signatories to a new pro-life petition

A mother and daughter at an awareness-raising event for children with Down's syndrome in America (AP)

A child with Down’s syndrome is a living human being, with the same longing to be loved as the rest of us

Bolshevik forces marching on the Red Square 1917

A dramatic narrative account of the Russian Revolution is appalling and riveting at the same time