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Prayer is the raising of the heart and mind to God

The affection between Saint John and the Turks remains today

Friendship makes demands and none more so than making a meaningful relationship with someone who has a learning disability

Paying tribute to a man who was brave, eccentric and generous

Rather than retreat to the catacombs, we should confidently proclaim the stupendous truths of the Creed

If villages need a spiritual heart then churches should expose the Blessed Sacrament

Let us hope other dioceses open their own houses of discernment

Like Fr van der Lugt, Fr William Doyle made the ultimate sacrifice

But we who believe that life is sacred must never ‘pontificate’ to those who don’t share our convictions

Ahead of his canonisation, it is a timely moment to reflect on how Blessed John Paul has inspired us