Catholic Herald logo
Benedict XVI: 'If we let Christ into our lives we lose nothing' (Photo: CNS)

Acedia was first identified by a Desert Father – perils to the soul haven’t changed much over the centuries

A Christie's employee with  Dante Gabriel Rossetti's Joan of Arc

A new biography makes it clear that St Joan was not a hysteric or mentally unbalanced

People pray during a religious education congress in LA (CNS)

A new book shows that merciful priests who don’t water down the truth are vital for the Church

St Pope John Paul II walks in the Dolomite mountains in 1996 (Photo: PA)

The idea of old age as the last stage in the journey to God is a source of great hope

Jean Vanier, the founder of L'Arche (PA)

The L’Arche founder is a deserving winner of the Templeton Prize

Fr Theodore Hesburgh, the late president of the University of Notre Dame (Photo: CNS)

If only Fr Theodore Hesburgh, the late president of Notre Dame, had fully grasped the ideals of his hero Cardinal Newman

Blessed John Henry Newman wrote the Dream of Gerontius

A new book shows that Blessed John Henry Newman was a man of action and an indefatigable administrator

Benedict XVI (CNS)

Fr George William Rutler gives the parables their bite back in his erudite and witty Hints of Heaven

A statue of Joan of Arc in France (CNS)

A new book offers a fresh perspective on the life of St Joan

A Filipino couple walks out the door after their wedding at a Catholic church  (PA)

“101 Tips for a Happier Marriage” by Jennifer Roback Morse and Betsy Kerekes contains some sage advice