A 78ft Christmas tree from the southern Italian region of Molise was unveiled in St Peter’s Square yesterday.
Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto says The Lord of the Rings offers a “vision of true leadership“.
Tim Stanley detects “the sulphurous whiff of a witch hunt” in mainstream media coverage of the Church.
And Jennifer Fulwiler, the author and blogger for the National Catholic Register, is the star of a new reality television show.
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