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St Louis de Montfort

As a poor young priest, St Louis was helped by a mistress of the king of France

Pskov-Caves Monastery, near Estonia: ‘A new world suddenly opened up for us’

A book about the life of monks in Pskov-Caves Monastery has become an unlikely bestseller

Sister Theresa dyed her hair and went off to college determined to be “an intelligent, urbane atheist who would show the world that being a good person did not require imaginary gods.”

Sister Theresa Noble herself abandoned the faith in adolescence – she now explains how love ones can be brought back

Young Catholics need to hear the Church’s beautiful teaching on marriage (CNS)

A new book and bold new programme are bringing the Church’s life-enhancing teaching to the next generation

Pope Pius XII, pictured in 1943, preparing to give a radio address (CNS)

Mark Riebling’s Church of Spies is an exciting Vatican thriller that doesn’t quite add up

Young Jewish refugees from Germany arrive at Parkeston Quay, Harwich, in 1939 (PA)

Wartime refugees had a high regard for Britain’s values. But we hardly know what those values are any more

At the end we are bathed in love (Agencia Estado via AP Images)

Our deathbeds are an opportunity to sort out the unfinished, sometimes heartbreaking, emotional business of life

People have their wedding pictures taken at the papal cross in Phoenix Park in Dublin (CNS photo/Cathal McNaughton, Reuters)

Delia Maguire tells Francis Phillips that, after the abuse crisis, the Church in Ireland will never be the same again

A man takes a picture of proceedings during an annual Good Friday Way of the Cross procession  in Ireland (PA)

Despite some criticisms of Catholic culture, The Rural Gentleman by Delia Maguire is never contemptuous or dismissive of the Faith

Flowers are left below a mural of David Bowie on the wall of a Morley's store in Brixton, London (Photo: PA)

In his interview with Andrea Tornielli Pope Francis recalled his first encounter with God’s mercy