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How C S Lewis prompted the conversion of Richard Nixon’s ‘hatchet man’

Charles Colson gives his testimony in 2000 (Photo: PA)

Charles Colson went on to found the world’s biggest prison ministry

There are, we are told, 800 million people for whom the ECHR is the last recourse against tyrannical governments. But does this argument really hold water?

French Justice Minister Laurent Dominati during a discussion of the European Court of Human Rights (PA)

Tyrannical governments, unlike our own, just ignore the ECHR when they don’t like its judgments

Benedict XVI is offering extraordinary leadership on liturgy and the environment

Benedict XVI has charmed the faithful with his holiness and humility (PA photo)

Seven years in, the Pope has inspired Catholics and shown he has an authentic vision for the Church

Morning Catholic must-reads: 20/04/12

LWCR members attend a meeting of the social justice lobby group Network (CNS)

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If I were stranded on a desert island and could only read one book, it would have to be the New Daily Missal

CTS New Daily Missal: a little bulky

Being in spiritual communion with the rest of the world would be a good way to stave off madness

Morning Catholic must-reads: 19/04/12

Members of the LCWR on a march in Louisiana (Photo: Frank J Methe)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

The TV series Homeland never gets to grips with its key question: why would a US soldier embrace Islam?

Damian Lewis plays a US marine who has been 'turned' by al-Qaeda

I wonder how many Westerners have, like Brody, become Muslim. What would be their reasons for doing so?

Euthanasia is a war to the death between a religious and atheistic vision of society

Suffering has a worth and purpose in the Christian faith

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 18/04/12

Pope Benedict leaves this morning's general audience (AP)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Professor Dawkins doesn’t seem to know much about Darwin: either what his masterpiece is actually called, or even what he believed about God (he wasn’t an atheist)

Dawkins: not as much of an expert on Charles Darwin as he thinks

There is, Darwin said, an ‘impossibility of conceiving this immense and wonderful universe … as the result of blind chance or necessity…. I deserve to be called a Theist’