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Scripture scholars had started to read the Bible as if it were simply a classic text. Benedict XVI helped to change that

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A year to look backwards

The anniversaries of 2017 are a chance to ponder events that profoundly shape the world today

A lot of lessons can be learnt about population control from horse manure

The cardinal should be asked whether his book violates ancient Church teaching

The US president is likely to get an earful, but on one topic he might receive a word of thanks

A new politics of values is replacing an empty politics of freedom for its own sake

The next time someone claims that the 16th-century English Church was backward and superstitious, tell them about this ring

Last Testament has much to delight Benedict’s admirers, but on one crucial point it leaves me uneasy

Both Pontiff and President-elect have caused the press to exclaim ‘Did he really just say that?’

Despite his Catholic background, Canada’s Justin Trudeau has neglected the elderly, the unborn and even the environment in favour of identity politics