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My brief guide to travel books: the boring, the narrow-minded and the brilliant

Paul Theroux: a mind narrowed by travel (PA photo)

Nineteenth-century writers were an intriguing mix of curiosity and prejudice; modern writers are equally prejudiced, but not in a good way

Is secularism a greater threat to Christianity than Islam?

Tariq Ramadan, one of the speakers at last night's debate (PA photo)

At last night’s Spectator debate the panellists were hard to spot behind the straw men

Morning Catholic must-reads: 30/06/11

Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, the Archbishop of Vienna (CNS photo/Reuters)

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

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 29/06/11

Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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

How to make Corpus Christi more than an ‘ordinary’ Sunday

Corpus Christi procession in Sligo Town, Ireland, on Sunday (Photo: Patricia McCaffrey)

Priests could do house Benedictions in the week leading up to it, with adoration in each place

Morning Catholic must-reads: 28/06/11

Benedict XVI and Cardinal Angelo Scola prepare to take a gondola across the Grand Canal during the Pope's visit to Venice last month (CNS photo)

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

Fatima conspiracy theories are damaging the Church

Sister Lucia, who died in 2005 at the age of 97, was the oldest of three children who received apparitions of the Virgin Mary at Fatima (CNS photo)

There are enough scandals for Catholics to worry about: no need to waste time on crackpot fantasies

Eucharistic adoration could transform the English Church in the not too distant future

A Eucharistic 'flashmob' in Preston

It’s not just in the discernment of individual vocations where its power will be felt

Morning Catholic must-reads: 27/06/11

Pope Benedict XVI blesses the faithful during the Angelus yesterday (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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

Debate: Does it matter if relics are fake?

Archbishop Nichols views relics on show at the British Museum (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Is the ‘spiritual and emotive’ power of relics more important than their authenticity?