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Pope Francis uses incense as he venerates the original statue of Our Lady of Fatima in St Peter's Square (CNS)

Why Our Lady loves the number 13

98 years ago today, Our Lady appeared to Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco for the first time

Benedict XVI (CNS)

MAGNIFICAT: The week ahead

How to get more from MAGNIFICAT, the daily spiritual life companion

Ed Miliband during his resignation speech (PA)

Andrew Roberts’ excellent biography of Napoleon Bonaparte should have been on the outgoing Labour leader’s reading list

'Mother Teresa devoted herself to virtuous pursuits but was attacked for her beliefs' (CNS)

Loudly proclaiming one’s beliefs as a way of ‘virtue signalling’ is nothing but moral posturing

Last night's loser (PA)

About one in eight Tories won’t even admit their support to pollsters

A detail from the scapular vision shrine at Aylesford in Kent

This year marks the 750th anniversary of the death of St Simon Stock

This week's Catholic Herald

A sneak preview of our latest issue

Fr Franz Reinisch was executed for refusing to serve in the army under the Nazis

Bishops deferred to authority and priests and seminarians mainly followed suit. The lesson? That we must always speak out when our conscience is challenged

The Papal Cross in Phoenix Park, Dublin: Mass attendance stands at around 18 per cent (PA)

The economic crisis, corruption and political dysfunction have left the Irish longing for a vision of society that has more to it than property prices. Is the Church up to the challenge?

Volunteers count votes at  count at a Sheffield constituency in 2010 (PA)

Defeat in the general election can be the start of something positive for politicians