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The splintering of Protestantism is the best advert for a pope ever devised

Bogus statistics ‘show’ that most converts drift away. Solid research from the US suggests the opposite

Greene understood the human condition in a way that secular novelists cannot

Obituary: Mgr Bernard Doyle

A priest with high intellect and formidable negotiating abilities who did much for Catholic higher education

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The American Catholic dilemma

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Will it be President Trump, at war with the Vatican? Or President Clinton, de-Christianising America? The Catholic vote is dividing in unexpected ways

In the blaze of battle during the Easter Rising priests set up confessionals, took in the wounded and administered last rites

Confessions of an ex-traddie

I used to be too snooty to appreciate an ‘ordinary’ Mass. Now lay ministers, altar girls, even an exuberant sign of peace – they don’t bother me in the least

In the struggle to preserve the freedoms of conscience and religion, we do not get to pick our battles

Mother Angelica overcame her ‘traumatic childhood’ through faith, not psychotherapy