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Robert Hugh Benson, author of Lord of the World

Pope Francis referred to the apocalyptic fable, The Lord of the World, in November and Benedict XVI also frequently cited it

Not until February 1, at any rate

The booze fast is not just about saving our livers; people have a need for feasts and fasts

Jesuit superior general Fr Adolfo Nicolás greets Pope Francis this morning (AP)

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Pope Francis delivers the  Angelus address on New Year's Day (AP)

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Archbishop Welby with Pope Francis in June (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 31/12/13

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CS Lewis: His work inspires Christians

Christmas reminds us that God became man

Those unfamiliar with the liturgy should be instructed by the priest when to stand and when to kneel, says Fr Lucie-Smith (CNS)

People who only very rarely go to Mass must find their annual or biennial trip to Church alienating and confusing

Pope Francis at yesterday's Angelus (AP)

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Christians and Muslims pray together for the return of nuns kidnapped by rebels (PA)

Douglas Alexander has raised the issue of persecution – what will Hague and Cameron do?

St Peter Canisius, hero of the the Counter-Reformation

The man who saved much of Germany for Catholicism has a lesson for us in the 21st century