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Thomas Merton was funny, daring and loquacious. That got him into trouble with the Church authorities, but it didn’t stop him becoming a great modern spiritual guide

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Churchill imbibed, and served up, the classic Victorian Anglican version of our island story

‘I imagine that it is me lying there,’ says Alex Musa Koroma , the leader of a safe burial team supported by Cafod

Historians will argue about his mistakes, but everyone who filed past Churchill’s coffin was certain they were mourning the passing of a great man

A new book sets out why evangelising is not the reserve of Protestants

A Bill seeking to ban the practice is not being supported by the Government – so MPs will have to fight for it

Without religious faith to sustain him he felt he had nothing left to live for

We laugh at ludicrous anti-Catholic conspiracies. But we underestimate how many minds they poison, thanks to the latest developments in digital technology

What makes a jihadist and an IRA leader lay down their weapons? Not tough new anti-terror laws that offer us a false sense of security

Cardinal Burke was ridiculed for saying men are repelled by a ‘feminised’ Church. But he grasps that fathers have a huge influence over whether children grow up to be Mass-goers