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A cargo ship runs aground during a heavy storm. Crews sometimes have to work in filthy and insanitary conditions  (AP Photo/Ukranian Emergencies Ministry, HO)

On the eve of Sea Sunday Martin Foley hails the faith and fortitude of the world’s seafarers

Raymond Arroyo interviews George W Bush at the White House in April 2008  (CNS photo/Joyce N Boghosian, courtesy of the White House)

Meet America’s top Catholic anchor

The presenter of EWTN’s flagship news programme can get almost any interviewee he wants, says Marc de Jersey

Fr Martin McGee OSB recalls the remarkable bravery of Christian de Chergé and his fellow monks who suffered martyrdom in Algeria

Why the Old Form thrives in my parish

On the eve of the third anniversary of Summorum Pontificum Fr Gary Dickson says it is unfair to accuse the bishops of obstructing liturgical reform

‘I had no religious upbringing at all’

Everyone assumes Roxanna Panufnik is a cradle Catholic, says Michael White. But her path to faith was far from straightforward

‘Philosophy undermined my atheism’

Miguel Cullen meets the award-winning ‘religious poet in a secular age’ who is taking on Mozart’s unfinished opera

Keeping up with the Peter Joneses

Keeping up with the Peter Joneses

Cristina Odone meets a Catholic headteacher who is performing wonders at a school for the less affluent residents of Kensington and Chelsea

Holy Mary, keep me a child’s heart

A Spanish mother living in London explains how she and her husband responded to the loss of their unborn child

This year’s feast of St Thomas More has more significance than ever, says Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith

Bishop John Jukes says Catholics must become ever more deeply convinced of the significance of our Redeemer for all men and women