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A couple renew their wedding vows at an anniversary Mass at St Mary's Cathedral in Nebraska (CNS photo)

Research suggests an awareness of death can reduce divorce rates. I can well believe it

Bishop Ali has defended our right to wear the Cross  AP Photo/Jay LaPrete

Perhaps it is time we followed the example of Bishop Nazir Ali and Cardinal O’Brien

Despite tremendous hardship, the Bavaria in which the Ratzingers were raised was a happy place

The Pope pictured with his brother on his 85th birthday (CNS photo)

Seven years after his election, he continues to show great trust and humility

Melinda Gates is critical of Church teaching on contraception (AP photo)

Expensive birth control programmes come with an agenda

Charles Colson gives his testimony in 2000 (Photo: PA)

Charles Colson went on to found the world’s biggest prison ministry

CTS New Daily Missal: a little bulky

Being in spiritual communion with the rest of the world would be a good way to stave off madness

Suffering has a worth and purpose in the Christian faith

What makes us Catholics?

Prayer, love and forgiveness are not enough in themselves

How one woman overcame suffering and disability to embrace life