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Tom Roberts’s Allegro Con Brio: Bourke Street West (circa 1885-86)

Art review: Australia, Royal Academy

Despite some evocative landscapes, the latest RA blockbuster struggles to squeeze two centuries of art from an entire continent into an exhibition of 200 works

Lucetta Scaraffia would like to see more women teaching at seminaries and presiding over several Vatican departments

The leading Catholic feminist says she is against women priests, but wants women to be given more responsibility in the Church

Archbishop Bernard Longley of Birmingham preaches before the tomb of blessed Dominic (Simon Caldwell)

Blessed Dominic is remembered by many Catholics simply as the priest who received Blessed John Henry Newman into the Church. But he was far more than that

People carry wooden crosses during a pilgrimage to St. Thomas International Shrine in Malayattoor, India (CNS)

An Anglican priest on how his spiritual journey is enhanced by traditions other than his own

Tourists crowd the bridge leading to Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome (CNS)

How to visit Rome in the austerity era

The Catholic Herald’s Rome correspondent knows the Eternal City inside out. Here he offers tips for pilgrims for whom every penny counts

A gay rights activist  is kicked as he lies on the ground in front of Moscow 
City Hall

A wave of attacks on gay people is sweeping Russia. and local Church leaders, fearful of western influence, are not addressing it

Chief executive of the British Humanist Association, Andrew Copson

In the second in our series of interviews with prominent critics of the Church, the chief executive of the British Humanist Association explains why he is indifferent to Catholicism

Aids orphans supported by the Church in Rustenburg

The wonderful work being done by Small Christian Communities is helping sustain faith, life and energy in parishes across Africa

A detail from Anton Romako's The Artist's Nieces, Elisabeth and Maja (© Belvedere, Vienna)

The National’s exhibition of Viennese portraits offers a coherent narrative and striking cultural perspectives

A photographer with a picture he took of an Evangelical praying over the future Pope

The daring priest from Buenos Aires is stirring the hearts of Evangelicals all over the world