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Dr Anita Brookner, a restless spirit, was never at peace (PA)

My prayer for Anita Brookner

It is customary when a person dies to pray that they will “rest in peace”

US Vice President Joe Biden (AP)

Notre Dame’s recent history shows what happens when a supposedly Catholic university puts academic prestige above its religious ethos

You can explain evil, but you can never excuse it (PA)

To truly understand evil we must accept that we are fully responsible for our actions

A father helps his son drive a kids' electric car in a fai ground in Dafeng, in east China's Jiangsu province (AP)

The 1980 law was insanely cruel. Now it turns out to have been unnecessary

A demonstrator for transgender rights in Washington DC (PA)

Doctors need to show that surgery can resolve psychological distress

Gérard Depardieu playing Cyrano de Bergerac  in film from 1990

Edmond Rostand, author of Cyrano de Bergerac, tells us profound truths via his wonderfully entertaining plays

Sam Harris, one of the 'Four Horsemen' of New Atheism

How does a Christian respond to Sam Harris?

The new atheist author’s book is a well-meaning attempt to offer practical consolation in a Godless world

Doctors in an intensive care unit in Belgium, a nation that embraces 'mercy killing' (Photo: AP)

What dying patients can teach us about life

Many patients cannot find peace until they have become reconciled with those they love

Harper Lee, who died last week” (AP)

To Kill A Mockingbird is the work of a true artist who gave literary life to the world she saw and experienced

Charles Scicluna, former Vatican chief prosecutor of clerical sexual abuse (AP Photo/Keystone, Martial Trezzini)

‘Betrayal’ is a grim story but every Catholic should read it