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Acedia was first identified by a Desert Father – perils to the soul haven’t changed much over the centuries

The witty Spanish saint was, in some ways, the Pope Francis of her time

Far from having any hidden agenda, Francis genuinely does not know what to do about the divorced and remarried

Localism, at the expense of universalism, is a deadly poison for Catholics

Richard III’s (alleged) killing of his nephews broke the ultimate taboo

Defender of the (Eastern) faith

Prince Charles has a new obsession as strong as his passions for ecology and architecture. He is refusing to stand idly by as Christians are driven out of the Middle East

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Half of baptised Catholics never attend Mass and a third claim to have ‘no religion’. But it would be wrong to point the finger at the great ecumenical council

A sneak preview of our latest issue

Our experience of the Triduum is impoverished if we reduce it merely to attendance at its liturgies

St John Paul II recognised the importance of post-abortion women