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Professional medical bodies are of little help to Catholics facing conscience issues

From midwifery to geriatrics, Catholics are being driven out of vast areas of the medical profession. We need to fight back now

Julie Andrews plays the hopeless novice Maria in the scintillating Sound of Music

There’s no problem with Maria

Bishop Williamson called The Sound of Music ‘soul-rotting slush’, but the film is actually a profoundly Catholic work of artistic genius

Richard III: a monster

Richard almost certainly murdered his nephews. Why does he attract such a fan club?

Vladimir Putin pushes the myth about the way Russia is being encircled by the West (PA)

Benedict XVI spoke presciently about the ‘dictatorship of relativism’

A statue of Joan of Arc in France (CNS)

A new book offers a fresh perspective on the life of St Joan

A stained glass window depicting St David

Magnificat: The week ahead

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

ISIS supporters in Libya (PA)

Taking Christ at His word, we must use this Lent as an opportunity to offer up our prayers for murdered Christians and their killers

Mgr Charles Scicluna, the newly appointed Archbishop of Malta (CNS)

The appointment of Mgr Charles Scicluna as the new Archbishop of Malta is very good news for the Maltese Islands

Ideology can poison our minds

As with the Nazis, propaganda turned an ordinary person into a killer

A blood-spattered poster of Jesus Christ is seen inside the the Coptic Christian Saints Church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria (CNS)

A meditation for the intentions of refugees and homeless families in the Middle East