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Could you resist the allure of a marshmallow for 15 minutes?

Don’t take my word for it: look at what scientists discovered in a famous experiment

A still from the film (Photo: CNS)

The film is a deceitful fantasy. A book about a girl’s murder tells the real story

A pilgrim prays at the foot of a statue of Mary at the sanctuary in Lourdes (PA)

Like St Bernadette, we too can offer life’s trials for the redemption of the world

Pope Francis holds up a medallion of St Therese of Lisieux after answering questions from the media aboard his flight to Manila (CNS)

The Pope was given a framed image of the Little Flower during his flight from Sri Lanka to the Philippines

Pope Francis burns incense in front of a statue of Mary (CNS)

Muslims and Christians are like-minded when it comes to revering Mary

Margot Parker: ‘Churches have grown because they are full of Catholic immigrants. I don’t have a problem with this. It’s terrific for the Church’

MEP Margot Parker says her party has a strong Catholic contingent that wants to build bridges with the Church

Bishop Bernard Fellay (PA)

We need to start by praying, especially for those with whom we disagree

'Pope Francis beatified 124 Korean Catholic martyrs but it was not given adequate attention in the blogosphere'  (CNS)

If Catholic blogging is limited to Vatican politics and the personality of the Pope then it will run out of steam.

Bottles of Lourdes water line the wall at the spigots inside the Sanctuaries of Our Lady of Lourdes in France (CNS)

Lourdes water can heal at home

There are 69 miraculous Lourdes cures that are officially recognised by the Church, not forgetting the many anecdotal cures

The body of St Pio lies in the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie (AP)

In 1964, Pope Paul VI lifted the unjust and severe restrictions on Padre Pio’s ministry