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Ibn Khaldun offered a cogent explanation of why corruption thrives within close-knit societies

Here’s what the Pontiff has been missing since he gave up the googlebox in 1990

Today is the feast day of St Philip Neri, a priest who gave spiritual direction in unconventional ways

In light of the Irish referendum result, the faithful must charitably but firmly engage in robust public debates on marriage, family and society

Secularism has filled the vacuum left by the decline of Irish Catholicism

His support for firm punishment flies in the face of modern child-centred tenets

Author Fr Ashley Beck says bishops who opposed his Cause felt betrayed by his shift against the ruling class

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Umberto Eco famously declared that Macs are Catholic and PCs are Protestant. That analogy can also be applied to the two social media giants shaping the 21st century

The final 24 hours of a martyr

Archbishop Oscar Romero knew that his uncompromising defence of the poor would have only one outcome

Scotland’s Catholic pariah

Jim Murphy has paid a heavy price for standing up to nationalism