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Mary Beard's new series on the Romans is mesmerising

Romanitas was the glue that kept the Empire together. The Church has something strikingly similar

The faithful throw petals as the statue of Our Lady is carried in procession at Fatima (AP)

The Fatima message is more relevant than ever – as a series of events will demonstrate

Women hold images of Our Lady of Fatima inside the Metropolitan Cathedral during Mass in Managua, Nicaragua, May 13 (CNS photo/Oswaldo Rivas, Reuters)

When Our Lady appeared to the children of Fatima she said many souls go to hell because no one prays for them

A parishoner is anointed with ashes by Deacon Ed Kelly during an Ash Wednesday Mass in Archbald, Pennsylvania (AP)

Some writers warned of future internal strife in the Church, while others examined the historical precedents

Rodrigo Duterte may be more diplomatic once he is elected (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Filipinos are holding out for Rodrigo Duterte’s presidency to be rather different from his election campaign

The icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help at the Church of St Alphonsus Liguori in Rome (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

For my parish the devotion has become an important anchor. Here is how to rediscover its riches

Pope Francis arrives for a special audience with the UISG in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican (AP)

The drive for radical ‘reform’ could actually prevent the laity from gaining a more prominent voice

40 Hours of Adoration at the Brompton Oratory
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, seems to want closer relations with China (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

If the Vatican is to initiate closer relations with mainland China, in what way would this benefit country’s Catholic Church?

Cartoon by Christian Adams

Why bishops love the EU

The faithful are being nudged towards a ‘Remain’ vote not only by England’s cardinals but also by the Pope. But how many Catholics will take their advice?