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Archbishop Leo Cushley of St Andrews and Edinburgh holds up a poster showing how a new app to find the nearest Church for Mass or Confession is going to look like (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

This app could be the end to Catholics wasting hours on holiday trying to find a local Mass

The Cloisters (Paweł Drozd/Wiki)

Amazingly, we do not seem to have a Museum of the Middle Ages in this country

Pope Francis (CNS)

The furore caused by Misericordia et Misera is a damning indictment of those surrounding the Pope

Modern medicine does not hold all of life's answers (AP)

Cryogenic freezing is not the answer to the meaning of life

William Trevor in 2002

The Irish novelist and short-story writer has died – his books are well worth discovering, if you haven’t already

Doctors get to work in an operating theatre (PA)

What does cryonics mean to those of us who believe in an afterlife?

Pilgrims carry a large Wooden Cross to Walsingham (PA)

A closer look at three communities breathing fresh life into the Church

Pope Francis and Justin Welby at Vespers in the church of San Gregorio al Celio in Rome last month (AP)

The author says theological differences make ecumenical dialogue hard – but not hopeless

'Are we entering a new era of glitz, glamour and showmanship?' Donald Trump and Nigel Farage

The president-elect’s penthouse, reminiscent of the palaces of Saddam Hussein, must give us all pause

St Margaret Mary was the first to receive visions of the Sacred Heart

St Claude la Colombière and St Margaret Mary Alacoque helped us to pray for a renewed trust in God