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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

Adolf Hitler speaks at an election 
rally in Frankfurt am Main in 1936 (AP)

Seduced by ‘the devil’ Hitler

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Himmler, Goebbels, Heydrich and others were all drawn to Nazism after rejecting their Catholic faith. Were they searching for a new saviour?

'We have no right to condemn unless we are prepared to roll up our sleeves and help people' PA Photo: Ben Curtis.

Francis Phillips talks to founder of Life charity, Jack Scarisbrick

St Louis de Montfort

As a poor young priest, St Louis was helped by a mistress of the king of France

Pskov-Caves Monastery, near Estonia: ‘A new world suddenly opened up for us’

A book about the life of monks in Pskov-Caves Monastery has become an unlikely bestseller

Sister Theresa dyed her hair and went off to college determined to be “an intelligent, urbane atheist who would show the world that being a good person did not require imaginary gods.”

Sister Theresa Noble herself abandoned the faith in adolescence – she now explains how love ones can be brought back

Young Catholics need to hear the Church’s beautiful teaching on marriage (CNS)

A new book and bold new programme are bringing the Church’s life-enhancing teaching to the next generation

Pope Pius XII, pictured in 1943, preparing to give a radio address (CNS)

Mark Riebling’s Church of Spies is an exciting Vatican thriller that doesn’t quite add up

Young Jewish refugees from Germany arrive at Parkeston Quay, Harwich, in 1939 (PA)

Wartime refugees had a high regard for Britain’s values. But we hardly know what those values are any more