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Despite the pleas of her mother – and quite a few marriage proposals – Elizabeth refused to abandon her vocation

We must have a dialogue with our conscience and remember to rely on God’s grace

Let’s hope that our churches are thrumming with activity

A sneak preview of this week’s Catholic Herald

Doctors need to show that surgery can resolve psychological distress

The relationship between Church and State in Russia is far too close

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Without Catholics the European Union might never have existed, but today some see it as a godless superpower that’s past its sell-by date

Virtual reality headsets are being heralded as the future of communication. They could give seekers an awe-inspiring introduction to the Church

Review: Edmund Campion by Gerard Kilroy, Ashgate, £80

An unpleasant populism is sweeping across Europe and beyond