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Andrew Roberts’ excellent biography of Napoleon Bonaparte should have been on the outgoing Labour leader’s reading list

Loudly proclaiming one’s beliefs as a way of ‘virtue signalling’ is nothing but moral posturing

About one in eight Tories won’t even admit their support to pollsters

This year marks the 750th anniversary of the death of St Simon Stock

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Bishops deferred to authority and priests and seminarians mainly followed suit. The lesson? That we must always speak out when our conscience is challenged


The economic crisis, corruption and political dysfunction have left the Irish longing for a vision of society that has more to it than property prices. Is the Church up to the challenge?

Defeat in the general election can be the start of something positive for politicians

Don’t be fooled by appearances: the meek-looking Bishop Alessandro has the heart of a lion and is putting his life on the line in northern Kenya

Not turning up to vote displays a lack of charity towards fellow citizens