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

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

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

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

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

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

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