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The future Pope Benedict published a fraudulent text, these people say, to deceive the Faithful. Also, consecrating the whole world didn’t somehow include Russia. Strange, or what?

Of course it doesn’t quite achieve what only a religious understanding can deliver: all the same, nearly all human life is there

There have also been scandals implied about some of those he has appointed: the truth of these has been denied by his spokesman, but the gossip persists

Two English Bridgettines exemplified how Jews were not merely hidden in religious houses: they were also nurtured and profoundly respected as Jews

It was inevitable that sooner or later the devotion of so many to the conviction of Chesterton’s holiness should be recognised

It was the détente policy dismantled by President Reagan which had placed us in danger: rearmament and confrontation which made us safe

Both have practised civil disobedience in the national interest: but that is in the highest traditions of their national culture

Greenwich Park may have been permanently damaged, whatever the appearances that it has been restored to what it was

She wasn’t afraid of being laughed at by the fashionable intelligentsia. Her passion for decency and her hatred of ‘filth’ were inspired by her love of God

The Holy Father sees the reform of the Roman curia as involving a great deal more than any mere inefficiency in its administration