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Consumer magazines are displayed on a newsstand in New York (AP)

Christopher Murphy worked for Glamour magazine and as a teacher before he felt a call to work with Catholic apostolates

An image from the cover of The Shadow of his Wings

The story of Fr Goldmann is the perfect Confirmation present

GK Chesterton sits on a bench in Brighton in 1935 (AP Photo)

Chesterton ‘addresses the narrowness and slipperiness of modern thinking’, says the author of a new guide to his work

The Royal College of midwives row puts us to shame (PA)

African society is often mocked for its polygamous practices but this pagan cultural form has its roots in a pro-life mentality

Michelangelo's Pietà (Stanislav Traykov)

For some reason, Mary is often a stumbling block for those outside the Church.

Women hold images of Our Lady of Fatima inside the Metropolitan Cathedral during Mass in Managua, Nicaragua, May 13 (CNS photo/Oswaldo Rivas, Reuters)

When Our Lady appeared to the children of Fatima she said many souls go to hell because no one prays for them

Pope Francis welcomes a young pilgrim before hearing confession in St. Peter's Square (CNS photo/Angelo Carconi, EPA)

Why does Amoris Laetita remind priests that Confession should not be torture?

'Recognise the importance of immersing oneself in a Catholic culture' (AP)

A recent comment under one of my blogs beautifully illustrated why I chose to be Catholic

Novelist Diana Athill after she won the Bed Next to the Door award for her memoir, Somewhere Towards The End at the prestigious Oldie Awards in 2009 (Photo: PA)

The author weighed up the flawed reasoning of the head with the deeper wisdom of the heart

Rory Kinnear as Hamlet (National Theatre)

Take heart from one of the life-enhancing messages of Shakespeare’s famous play