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Descent from Mount Sinai by Cosimo Rosselli (Wikimedia)

At its funnest, clinical depression is a boring, sapping illness

Fr Jacques Hamel

Defending the common good

To prevent attacks before they occur, the underlying causes of ISIS’s success must be addressed

‘Vultures circle overhead’: police guard the Basilica of Sacré-Coeur in Paris (PA)

The saints’ answer to terrorism

Martyrs are witnesses to the truths for which they have died; teaching us that beyond our human estimations of value there lies the greater order of Love

A makeshift memorial for Fr Hamel near Rouen, France (CNS)

Martyrdom is an act of witness; it is a way that God has of trying to tell His Church something important, and we must listen

Sisters of the Company of the Cross gathered in St Peter’s Square (AP)

Catholic women used to wield colossal power. The Pope’s commission alone can’t bring back those days

A construction crane rises next to a 36.6-meter (120-foot) tall gold-colored statue of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong in Tongxu County in central China's Henan province. (Chinatopix via AP)

‘The Cultural Revolution: A People’s History’ exposes the appalling reality under the dictator’s regime

Nuns gather at World youth Day 2016 (All pics by Daisy Powles)

We must believe ‘in a new humanity’ and stand against extremism on one side and relativism on the other

Pope Francis answers reporters questions on board the flight back to Rome (AP)

The Pope made clear his current thinking, that there is no such phenomenon as Islamist violence, any more than domestic violence in Italy constitutes ‘Catholic violence’

A French flag and a prayer beads are displayed at a makeshift memorial in front of the Saint Etienne church where Fr Jacques Hamel was killed (AP)

The French government must recognise its culture as traditionally Judeo-Christian – in short, a cultural renaissance needs to be facilitated by the state