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We expect hunger in Africa, sadly, but that it happens in Britain too, one of the world’s richest countries, is shocking

Christians around the world will endanger their lives this Christmas to celebrate their faith

Muriel Spark found Catholicism practical and rational, while Edith Sitwell was receptive to the power of sacramental grace

Those who ridicule the Syllabus have clearly never read it – it’s a handy guide to avoiding doctrinal blunders

Much-loved Fr Dennis Higgins has caused a storm over his apparent remarks to children. But why are we obsessed by the figure of a great fat man bearing presents?

DNA tests have shown that there is a cuckoo in the nest

Francis Phillips reviews a selection of books that help children to understand the Faith

The Society of Jesus had a huge influence on European drama at the time

In many parts of the world, slavery is still common

Mark Greaves talks to the Irish Sister who tended to the victims of the Bhopal disaster 30 years ago – at great cost to her own well-being