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Ahead of the October synod, the relics of Blessed Louis and Zélie Martin are visiting English dioceses. Many hope that their holy marriage will inspire Catholic families

The eco-encyclical won’t commit the Church to unsettled science

A new leader with comparable talent to Tony Blair would help Labour, but so would a resolution about what the party stands for

The Cuban leader claims he may come back to the Church, but is it nothing more than a canny move to shift the focus from the repressive nature of his regime?

98 years ago today, Our Lady appeared to Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco for the first time

How to get more from MAGNIFICAT, the daily spiritual life companion

Andrew Roberts’ excellent biography of Napoleon Bonaparte should have been on the outgoing Labour leader’s reading list

Loudly proclaiming one’s beliefs as a way of ‘virtue signalling’ is nothing but moral posturing

About one in eight Tories won’t even admit their support to pollsters

This year marks the 750th anniversary of the death of St Simon Stock