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The Adoration of the Magi by Botticelli

The spectacle of Three Kings offering their treasures is a crucial example of how we can live faithfully

Lemaitre – a giant of science

The start of the year is a good opportunity to take stock of our faith

'There is an urgent need for a full and confident articulation of the whole of the Church’s social teaching' (AP)

The willingness of US bishops to make themselves publicly unpopular is commendable and enviable

Dublin Millennium Bridge (PA)

The Gentle Traditionalist has scathing words to say about our contemporary western culture

Michel Houellebecq teaches about the consequences of hedonism. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Submission tells us a great deal about ourselves, and if we are to continue as we are, the future is hardly bright

Fireworks over the River Thames in London to celebrate the New Year (PA)

Let’s recognise that eternal salvation is what life is really about

A vandalised statue of Rhodes in South Africa. But will he fall in England too?  (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

Cecil Rhodes, for better or for worse, is part of our history

An Eastern Orthodox Church in Antartica (AP)

Everyday Saints and Other Stories recounts how a student and his friends turned to religion

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