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St Maria Goretti showed no hesitation in forgiving her killer – and later appeared to him

To avoid becoming downcast it is best to heed the advice of Mgr Ronald Knox

The prize has long been discredited – so Angela Merkel is the obvious choice

A sneak preview of this week’s issue

Politicians and lobbyists claim that more sex education is the answer to almost every problem in our schools. Here’s why they are wrong

An eccentric priest, a single mother and French vineyards offered Roger Scruton ‘a glowing exit sign’ from the Church of England to Rome. So why did he never take it?

Doctor Who has graduated from EastEnders in Space to Breaking Bad in Space

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

We need to get beyond the idea that the rosary is just for extremely pious Catholics