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Christian socialism has always been a force in British politics

'Tony Benn was certainly a content-rich politician, in contrast to the content-lite politicians who created New Labour' (PA)

If a society is to flourish then the secular arena must make room for religious viewpoints

Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/03/14

Francis celebrates Mass at Santa Maria dell' Orazione parish in Rome (AP)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Catholic journalists and bloggers have a duty to tell the truth about Francis

Pope Francis – the secular media think they love him, but we really do

The secular media are in love with a pope of their own creation

Morning Catholic must-reads: 14/03/14

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor (Mazur/www.catholicnews.org.uk)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Tony Benn 1925-2014: a politician shaped by Christianity

Tony Benn, who died this morning

A quarter of a century ago the Labour politician described how Nonconformism shaped him

Bishop Egan is right: hardline secularism simply does not work – and never will

Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth
(Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Into the space created by secularism will flood some other not necessarily benign ideology

Five things Pope Francis definitely didn’t do in his first year

So, Pope Francis, we hear you're going to create female cardinals… (AP)

Remember when the Pope named himself Francis I, backed female cardinals and abolished sin? Neither do we

Pope Francis: In his own words

Pope Francis (AP)

Selected quotes from the first year of Francis’s pontificate

Podcast: Pope Francis: a revolution in style or substance?

Pope Francis gives the thumbs as he arrives for his weekly general audience (PA)

On the anniversary of his election, Freddy Gray, Peter Stanford and Fr Lucie-Smith each reveal their piece of advice for Pope Francis

Catholic Herald View: The Pope’s year of big but worthwhile risk-taking

Pope Francis talks with children portraying figures in Nativity scene at Rome church (CNS)

Francis will not allow us to ignore the countless wounded people both within the Church and outside it