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Katie Roiphe’s The Violet Hour examines writers, such as Dylan Thomas and John Updike, ‘who have worked through the problem of death in their art’

Behind his roll-call of heroic individuals, The God of the Gulag shows how communism finally died from within

‘The Cultural Revolution: A People’s History’ exposes the appalling reality under the dictator’s regime

A photographer has created a beautiful tribute to the ‘radical love’ of women living eremitical lives

Fr Jacques Hamel was one of the legions of humble and unassuming parish priests who offer their whole lives to Christ

The author of a new study of Communist persecution tells me why these stories must be kept alive

Mafia boss Bernardo Provenzano may have been able to quote scripture, but that’s no indication of his piety

The roll-call of heroes and saints shows just how much courage you needed to live out your faith

Former Planned Parenthood employee Abby Johnson explains why ‘science, reason and logic’ were behind her dramatic change of heart on abortion

A pilgrim’s guide to Poland raises the sort of questions you would never see in a Lonely Planet