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After a century of two world wars we know better that it is rarely the solution to human conflict

Hamas clearly fails the St Alphonsus test. Civilian deaths are not just collateral damage – they are its chief weapon

Stratford’s Requiem Mass was a solemn and beautiful occasion

There are few things less appealing than the tribalism which erupts whenever Israel goes to war

On at least 44 days more than 100 Irishmen were killed during the Great War, but they are only now being recognised

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

France has offered asylum to the Iraqi Christians forced to flee from Mosul

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Only the Pope can address the real problem with the Holy See’s outdated media operation

The rather gloomy outlook of the Church meant that it was better equipped than most faiths to cope with the horrors of the First World War