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Tracey Emin's 'My Bed' installation at the Tate Britain (PA)

There is nothing Catholic at all in the emblematic works of our time

The glory of Easter is portrayed in "The Resurrection of Christ" by Italian Renaissance painter Mariotto di Cristofano (Photo: CNS)

Writer Mark Shea: ‘If the conquest of death is not a reason to be glad, what is?’

The latest John Lewis Christmas advert has been released

Nostalgia is something that the laity are looking for at this time of year

What's inside this week's magazine?

A sneak preview of this week’s magazine

Pope Francis celebrates Mass with 300 of his Jesuit confreres at the Church of the Gesu in Rome (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

How Francis can save the Jesuits

The world’s largest male religious order is suffering an identity crisis and a decline in vocations. Can the first Jesuit pontiff lead it out of the doldrums?

Pope Francis shares a word with Bishop Bruno Forte, Cardinal Oswald Gracias and Bishop Frangiskos Papamanolis (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

What will the Pope say? His friends tell us

Francis has steadily prepared the Church for change. It’s foolish to ignore the signs

'It may be the case that Mr Putin has entered the war in order to guarantee a place at the Peace Conference' (Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Catholics are in desperate need of some moral clarity from the Church

St John Paul II meets then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger in 2004 (CNS)

A new book offers fascinating insight into the late pontiff from the likes of Benedict XVI and those who knew Karol Wojtyla growing up

Pope Francis in St Peter's Square (AP)

The business of interpreting the Holy Father has become a full-time job for some commentators, and it is hard to see who, apart from them, benefits

A member of the public lays flowers at the Armed Forces Memorial during Armistice Day commemorations at the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas (Photo: PA)

Countless Catholics suffered greatly for their faith. Here are nine of the most heroic