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Even the very greatest saints in the Christian calendar, like Francis of Assisi, are only “Christ-like” insofar as they have come to reflect their divine Master

The ‘vigilantes’ of east London may have been Pythonesque, but the issue is deadly serious

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Where Cranmer was deliberately ambiguous in his language, the CDW has removed his ambiguities: in this context, you might suppose he never apostasised

It is easier to shuffle papers about charitable giving than to take to the streets and seek out the needy

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The South African hero shows that even the secular world needs its saints

A timely moment to see Of Gods and Men

in the light of the taking of 12 nuns in Syria, Xavier Beauvois’ film about the assassination of Tibhirine is more powerful than ever

No great novelist should have to resort to explicit sex scenes

Morning Catholic must-reads: 05/12/13

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