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Piero della Francesca's The Baptism of Christ

His mission to rescue beauty from religion is arrogant and ignorant

The Holy Shroud, a 14 foot-long linen revered by some as the burial cloth of Jesus, is shown at the Cathedral of Turin Photo: AP Photo/Antonio Calanni,

The Shroud of Turin – why I believe

The Church has always maintained a neutral stance on its authenticity but the faithful are free to believe

Help a very special pro-life charity this week

Queen Elizabeth II walks alongside Commons Speaker John Bercow (PA photo)

The MP for Buckingham jumps on every liberal bandwagon that presents itself

Where does conscientious objection begin? The recent case of the Glasgow midwives raises difficult questions

St Patrick depicted at St Patrick Church in Glen Cove, New York (CNS photo/Gregory A Shemitz, Long Island Catholic)

I always identify with the religious and patriotic sentiments it expresses

Nicklinson, 57, suffered a massive stroke in 2005 which left him paralysed from the neck down and unable to speak (PA photo)

Disasters should bring us together, and summon a community around the weakest person

We need an inventive genius to think of a new one

It is hard to argue the case against gay marriage using the language of metropolitan liberals

A screenshot from the documentary Catholics. The last episode, Women, will be broadcast tomorrow evening on BBC4

Woman’s Hour this week lets two ‘good cops’ talk about women in the Church