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Clive James

James is a ‘pugnacious and provocative’ writer but Cultural Amnesia is not without flaws

Women priests (PA)

The author of Bread Not Stones had a dramatic and unconventional journey to Rome

CTS have released a new edition of the Penny Catechism

The Catholic Truth Society has brought out a new edition of the little manual beloved of the Church before Vatican II

The Prince of Wales looks at traditional food in the old town of Al Ula in north west Saudi Arabia, on the fifth day of his tour to the Middle East (PA)

Queen Victoria would have approved of the Prince’s defending the faith – up to a point

The Blind Leading the Blind by Pieter Bruegel the Elder

What secular historians of the Reformation have missed is that commemorating saints’ days in medieval Catholic England was a popular celebration of holy life

Why do people assume that white-coated scientists are simply neutral – or benign - in the work they do, asks Francis Phillips (PA)

We have come to think that all scientific breakthroughs and discoveries must be viewed as ‘progress’

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pope’s dystopian reading material

Francis’s love of Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson highlights his appreciation of the power of the Devil

Alice von Hildebrand, pictured in 2010 with the then Archbishop Raymond Burke (CNS)

Alice von Hildebrand uncompromising attitude to objective truth does not go down well in an age of relativism

Sir Winston Churchill's coffin being carried into St Paul's (PA)

Historians will argue about his mistakes, but everyone who filed past Churchill’s coffin was certain they were mourning the passing of a great man

People pack the pews during a Mass of thanksgiving for the canonisation of St John Paul II (CNS)

A new book sets out why evangelising is not the reserve of Protestants