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Mortara’s memoirs can teach us about openness to grace – whether or not Pius IX was right to remove him from his parents

China’s regime denies freedom of conscience, oppresses religion and disregards the right to life

The cardinal’s apparent endorsement of blessing same-sex couples has troubling historical echoes

Did the Pope’s senior adviser on child abuse hand the Pontiff the explosive letter?

Fr Donald Haggerty has written a book that deserves reading and re-reading

Including the king who relinquished his throne and the martyr who threw herself onto a fire

The sheer numbers of martyrs mean there is scope for fostering some very local devotions

The Pope has shown he is serious about reforming the Curia, so why has so little actually happened?

What is Candlemas?

The Presentation of the Lord, or Candlemas, is one of the most ancient feasts in the Church

Western-rite Catholics must fast and abstain from meat this Valentine’s Day