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Plus Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith on godparents and Dan Hitchens on how the Church should respond to drug legalisation

Sultan Murad III, the Ottoman Emperor from 1574 to 1595, and Queen Elizabeth I

Sixteenth-century England did have links with the Ottoman Empire. But let’s not overstate their importance

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Gabriele Kuby, 2014 (Wikipedia, Derzsi Elekes Andor)

A play depicts a family campaigner as a zombie whose eyes are poked out. This is about more than one person’s good name

Pope Francis attends an interfaith peace gathering outside the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi, Italy (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Peaceful people gather to pray for peace – it won’t sway those in favour of violence

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Tug of war over Amoris

Catholics are divided over how far Francis wants to change Church teaching regarding the remarried. But does he even have the authority to do so?

Actress Anastasia Lin has shown MPs evidence of forced organ harvesting in China (AP)

China’s evil secret

A Miss World contestant is exposing a practice that the communist regime doesn’t want you to hear about

Catholics at secular universities feel they are part of a conspiracy for Christ (CNS)

University: a Catholic survival guide

It’s much easier than you think to keep the faith at a secular institution. But there’s one thing you must be prepared to do

Many young Americans live ‘without a Father in heaven or even a father at home’ (AP)

Book review: A shocking cultural collapse has occurred among America’s poor. RR Reno points the way to renewal

Thérèse Vanier

Vanier gave up her job as a hospital consultant to start the first L’Arche community in Britain