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Sigmund Freud

The way many atheists and agnostics believe in the theories of men like Freud shows people still long for religious faith in this age of reason

Jean Vanier speaks at the Templeton Prize ceremony in London
(Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

The full text of Jean Vanier’s address as he collected the 2015 Templeton Prize

Camel riders pass stone pillars, a relic of the Roman Empire, in the desert city of Palmyra, central Syria (PA)

The grave threat to Palmyra should cause a collective shudder in all who love our heritage

Pope Francis meeting Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas at the Vatican (CNS)

Francis urged the Palestinian president to be ‘an angel of peace’ – he didn’t tell him he was one

avid Cameron meets patient Ursula Chambers during a visit to Royal Derby Hospital (PA)

It makes perfect sense for those who care for the sick to work seven days a week

The relics of Blessed Louis and Zélie Martin at the Cathedral Church of St Mary and St Boniface in Plymouth (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Blessed Zélie is an inspirational figure who raised five children, became a master of her trade and never allowed commerce to harden her heart

Amber Rudd, new Climate Change Secretary. Women have an increased presence in the Cabinet (Photo: PA)

This genius makes a vital contribution to culture – and decadence may follow if it is lost

This week's edition of the Catholic Herald magazine

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In his homily Cardinal Nichols alluded to St Augustine's famous comment that the human heart is restless until it comes to rest in God (CNS)

Cardinal Nichols provides a wonderful antidote to the legalism that sees morality as a set of rules

Manif demonstrators in Paris in 2014 (PA)

The French counter-revolution

A mass protest movement against the Socialist government’s same-sex marriage bill put a million people on the streets – and has paved the way for a youth-driven Catholic revival