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The New York priest and author tells Francis Phillips about his biggest influences, cultural retreat, and Lenten exercises

If we really follow Christ, He will bring our individuality to perfection

Underneath Fr Rutler’s wit and erudition is a deep orthodoxy and Christian hope

A new collection claims many old saints are ‘distinctly unhelpful’ and offers some alternatives. I’m unpersuaded

The Church is engaged in a spiritual battle, says Roger Buck – and, in the West at least, it is losing

At the Eucharistic Feast we are unworthy and unappreciative guests

A wonderful new book reminds us that food is not just matter, but is a gift from God

Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle’s autobiography is a story where God put saints in her path to sustain her

History will judge Blessed Paul kindly, for his courage and his deep prayerfulness

The trouble with Wagner

The composer’s anti-Semitism has worrying echoes in today’s society