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We need to be able to demonstrate what we claim. Otherwise we’ll just be ignored

The fifth-century mausoleum of Galla Placidia is decorated with mosaics of Christ the Good Shepherd and eagles symbolising St John the Evangelist

If only David Cameron could enthuse about St Edward the Confessor, say, or St Bernadette of Lourdes

Participants at an Invocation weekend at St Mary's College, Oscott (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Let’s hope they put an end to Shine Jesus Shine and X Factor-style retreats

Bishop Ali has defended our right to wear the Cross  AP Photo/Jay LaPrete

Perhaps it is time we followed the example of Bishop Nazir Ali and Cardinal O’Brien

Cardinal O'Brien with Alex Salmond, Scotland's First Minister (PA photo)

Madagascar’s problems would not be solved by handing out condoms

Despite tremendous hardship, the Bavaria in which the Ratzingers were raised was a happy place

May St Peter Chanel bless all those who read this blog!

The Pope pictured with his brother on his 85th birthday (CNS photo)

Seven years after his election, he continues to show great trust and humility

All political parties have forgotten their roots; perhaps that is why politics is so irrelevant