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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

A Eucharistic 'flashmob' in Preston

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

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

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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?

The Grand Harbour of Valletta, Malta. The current is stronger than you might think (Steve Parsons/PA Wire)

On a baking hot afternoon in the Maltese sea, a schoolmate and I almost got into serious trouble

The greatly loved Fr Kit Cunningham will be remembered by most people for the terrible crimes he committed

He had been granted the grace of ‘time for amendment of life’; and he had used it well

Chinese Catholic Ren Guilong prays at his home in a village on the outskirts of Taiyuan, Shanxi province (CNS photo/Reinhard Krause, Reuters)

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St Etheldreda at St Peter and St Paul church, Ampton, Suffolk

Our isle was once a land of saints, but now there is a trend to consign all religious people to the dustbin of history

Morning Catholic must-reads: 23/06/11

Morning Catholic must-reads: 23/06/11

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Chesterton’s prophetic voice, now increasingly being heard once more, is still relevant to the new age

As a Catholic apologist, Chesterton was Newman’s successor: but his influence extended far beyond the Church