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'Do No Harm' is an honest, humble and occasionally dramatic account of what it is like to do brain surgery (PA)

A new book brings home the fact that, among the desperately ill, Christians do not simply trust in surgical skill

Faithful at Mass in the Extraordinary Form face the same challenge of distraction (Photo: CNS)

‘Gazing about, reaching for this and that’: the challenge of distraction, it seems, was just as strong at the EF as with the Novus Ordo

JRR Tolkien in 1967 (Photo: PA)

Books blog: Dr Holly Ordway’s Not God’s Type recounts a fascinating and uplifting journey

The Pope kisses the feet of residents of a shelter for drug users during his time as Cardinal in Buenos Aire (CNS)

The most formative influence on Pope Francis has been the poverty of the ordinary people in his native Buenos Aires

A scene from the EXIT ADMD film

A film presented by EXIT highlights the importance of offering solace to those who have lost the will to live

Pope Francis, as cardinal of Buenos Aires, washes and kisses the feet of residents of a shelter for drug users (CNS)

As well as the Pope, Catholics can also take their lead from Archbishop Fulton Sheen

The Duke of Cambridge at the Cenotaph memorial in Whitehall on Remembrance Sunday (CNS)

Although we may have not have a truly Christian Remembrance Sunday, it doesn’t mean the ceremony lacks religious significance.

Elisabeth Leseur's Cause has recently been introduced

None of Elisabeth Leseur’s friends or family knew about her extraordinary spiritual life

Catholics are sternly warned against attending  séances (PA)

I attended a séance when I was a student and I would never do it again

Archbishop Fulton Sheen (CNS)

A revelatory new book will please those anxious to see Archbishop Sheen’s canonisation