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An infant rides atop a pickup truck during a St Patrick's Day Parade (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

How to tell the story of St Patrick

Growing up in Ireland, we learnt in primary school that one of St Patrick’s stellar achievements was banishing the snakes from Ireland

Photo: CNS

If St Valentine’s Day is for romance, the Feast of St Joseph could be devoted to love and marriage

We can pray for atheists without telling them about it (PA)

How I got through to an atheist

We must always have compassion for atheists because they do not know God

Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity

Despite the pleas of her mother – and quite a few marriage proposals – Elizabeth refused to abandon her vocation

Penitent receives absolution during Confession (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

We must have a dialogue with our conscience and remember to rely on God’s grace

An image depicting King Ethelbert

The ruler of Kent was the first Anglo-Saxon king to convert to Christianity

Mother Angelica: a far-sighted pioneer (CNS)

Mother Angelica, who has received miraculous cures before, has a long history of placing her faith in Baby Jesus

Francis was nearly pulled to the ground by an overly enthusiastic fan

The Pope was right to reprimand the fan who nearly pulled him to the ground

'People who give up something pleasurable are often frowned upon for doing so' (AP)

Don’t be afraid to talk about your faith this Lent

A painting of St Apollonia holding pliers and a large molar (Wellcome Library)

Today is the feast day of St Apollonia, the saint who had her teeth knocked out by a violent mob