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Members of a far right group line up at a cathedral in Białystok, Poland, in April (AP)

In the 1980s I was a leading member of the racist National Front. Catholicism brought me out of the darkness – it can do the same for Europe

George Mackay Brown: died 20 years ago this week

Escape from a puritan ‘wasteland’

George Mackay Brown rejected his anti-papist upbringing to write works of
rare beauty which reflected ‘the majesty and mystery’ of his adopted faith

A woman looks at portraits of Shakespeare at the National Portrait Gallery in London

Generations of Englishmen have ignored or smothered the Bard’s ‘treacherous’ popery

Catholic convert Roy Campbell was the inspiration for the Lord of the Rings character Aragorn

Joseph Pearce recalls the extraordinary life of Roy Campbell, who hid St John of the Cross’s letters from Spanish militiamen