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A Poor Clare Sister at prayer (AP)

The power of private revelations

A new book by Stephen Walford explores and illuminates the Communion of Saints

Pope Francis is greeted by faithful during an audience with the participants of homeless jubilee in the Paul VI Hall (L'Osservatore Romano/AP)

The Pope’s poignant gesture reminds us that the causes of homelessness must be addressed

A Minnesota voter exits the polling booth on November 8 (AP)

Many of us voted through gritted teeth. We need to invest our time and effort on building an alternative

Donald Trump campaigns at a Pennsylvania manufacturing company in August (AP)

In swing states where Romney lost, Trump’s economic programme had mass appeal

President-elect Donald Trump in the Oval Office (PA)

Neither candidate was a model of integrity, but at least the progressives who hate the Church are out of power

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati's tomb in Turin

His radiant personality and his detachment from the world have inspired many Catholics

Leonard Cohen on tour, 2013 (AP)

He was mocked as a miserablist, but he brought beauty out of the gloom

Poppies float in the water to mark Armistice Day (AP)

At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them

A supermoon over the Statue of Liberty, 2013 (AP)

National and state-level votes suggest the hierarchy may be losing touch with its people

President-elect Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House yesterday (PA)

Trump tapped a volcanic lava pool of anger at poor government