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Is the raison d’etre of the Church maintenance or mission?

It’s not wrong to make children learn more of the bard

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The Pope’s famous phone call to an Italian teenager is more significant than we first thought

Just before his retirement Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI made a small but significant change to the wording in the rite of Baptism

Despite the excitement of the secular media, Benedict went through the same process as any other Christian when faced with a major decision

In the UK today people of a truly conservative persuasion do not have a voice or a political party to represent them

The future Pope Benedict published a fraudulent text, these people say, to deceive the Faithful. Also, consecrating the whole world didn’t somehow include Russia. Strange, or what?

Anglo-American policy, from the Iranian coup to the Egyptian one, has been a disaster – now Christians are suffering the backlash

His statue could be erected in Fleet Street as a reminder that the not quite pukka occupation of journalism is still a fit occupation for a saint