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History will judge Blessed Paul kindly, for his courage and his deep prayerfulness

In the modern world adultery is regarded as OK, while such things as racism remain beyond the pale

Pope Francis’s traditionalists

John Paul II couldn’t strike a deal that satisfied the SSPX. Nor could Benedict. Enter the unlikeliest of bridge-builders

My Vatican journey


Holy See diplomacy has achieved impressive results in supporting peace efforts worldwide. As Britain’s ambassador, I hope to help build on that work

The great songwriter’s lyrics are indebted to Catholicism

Take a look inside this week’s Catholic Herald

Those who minimise sexual sin are trying to conform the Church to the world

The trouble with Wagner

The composer’s anti-Semitism has worrying echoes in today’s society

The Queen is a remarkable example of faithfulness to a call

The Maltese bishops’ guidelines on Communion mean that secular culture has triumphed over the Church