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Fr Thomas Byles: a ‘martyr for the Church’, according to Pope Pius X

Fr Thomas Byles, I am convinced, was a holy man. And miracles are already being attributed to his intercession

A pilgrim holds a candle in front of the statue of Mary at the grotto at the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The best way to experience Lourdes

Happy 60th Anniversary to the Hosanna House and Children’s Pilgrimage Trust

Fr Walter Ciszek

It’s easy to feel powerless when a good priest such as Fr Tom Uzhunnalil is abducted, but we can pray to the souls of priests who were imprisoned unfairly

Chinese Catholics receive Communion in 2012 during Christmas Eve Mass in Beijing (CNS)

If Vatican diplomacy is contemplating a compromise with China it would be a huge defeat for religious liberty

A detail from Fra Angelico's Madonna of Humility (1433–1435)

Other Churches may quibble about a time when a baby is ‘less’ than human, but the Feast of the Annunciation tells it like it is

The Mossack Fonseca law firm, at the The Arango Orillac Building, in Panama City (AP)

The sheer volume of the Panama Papers will not only ensure that this saga will run and run, but it will also provide protection for many of those involved

The Pope Emeritus prepares to greet Pope Francis during the opening of the Holy Door of St Peter's Basilica (CNS photo/Stefano Spaziani, pool)

The splintering of Protestantism is the best advert for a pope ever devised

Edgar Ortega, one of eight converts received into the Church during the Easter Vigil at St Clare of Assisi Mission church in Acworth, Georgia (CNS )

Bogus statistics ‘show’ that most converts drift away. Solid research from the US suggests the opposite

Graham Greene pictured in 1984 (AP Photo)

Greene understood the human condition in a way that secular novelists cannot

Monsignor Doyle (left) with Pope John Paul II at the Vatican, 1979

Obituary: Mgr Bernard Doyle

A priest with high intellect and formidable negotiating abilities who did much for Catholic higher education