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Lush imagery: Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett in Knight of Cups

Watching his latest film, Knight of Cups, is like being cornered in a bar by a handsome bore

Pope Francis understands misrule from living in Argentina (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

We know that Francis is capable of plain speaking when he needs to be

We must not neglect our prayers for women (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

I felt twinges of guilt when I heard Pope Francis’s May prayer intentions

'Recognise the importance of immersing oneself in a Catholic culture' (AP)

A recent comment under one of my blogs beautifully illustrated why I chose to be Catholic

A man carries a child after last week's airstrikes on Aleppo (Photo: Validated UGC via AP video)

The longer we put off dealing with failed states, the harder it becomes

Orthodox pilgrims hold candles during the Holy Fire ceremony in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on April 30 (AP)

Fr Gennady Zaridze is seeking scientific proof that the fire emanates from God

A drawing of Fr John Sullivan by Sean O'Sullivan. (Image: CNS, courtesy Irish Jesuit Communications)

The priest gained a reputation in his lifetime for the great efficacy of his prayers. This week he even helped me

Worth Abbey Choir, in blue, sing with the Sistine Chapel Choir at the Jubilee Mass (Worth School)

A British school choir has made history by singing alongside the Sistine Chapel Choir at a papal Mass

'Labour MPs are saying things that ought to embarrass moderately sophisticated sixth formers' (Photo: PA)

Labour must have nothing to do with anti-Semites if it wants to be seen as a party of government

Cardinal Turkson said that it is "plausible" that Pope Francis may write a new encyclical letter on Just War Theory (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)