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Babies: things do get easier (CNS)

Forget government propaganda: having a large family is actually good for you, says Ed West

A US Army medic and a Marine help a wounded 
Marine to a waiting helicopter

A US Navy chaplain says parishes need to pay more attention to the needs of the wounded

Cheng waited until his 80s to publish his first novel

The 83-year-old first-time novelist was inspired by his escape from the Japanese occupation

Fr Wilfrid Faber once said: ‘I walk down the street in my habit and I feel I dispel invincible ignorance wherever I go'

The unfairly maligned founder of the London Oratory died 150 years ago

An Ahmadi man stands outside a burned down home in Lombok

Indonesia has long been celebrated for its pluralism, but there are signs that this may be about to change

'The lack of thorough training in church music has led directly to the current serious situation' (CNS)

Congregations are tired of being patronised by dull music, but we must not hark back to a supposed ‘golden age’

Michael Arditti

Friends warned Michael Arditti not to write about religion, but that hasn’t stopped him

Audrey Assad: ‘God brings good out of evil in every life’

Musician Audrey Assad talks about her burgeoning career and her conversion to Catholicism

Gerbils owe their familiarity in the West to Père David

As a missionary in China, he was also the first westerner to set eyes on a giant panda

Bishop Philip Egan (Photo: Mazur)

The Bishop of Portsmouth on making converts, his teenage crisis of faith and his outspoken opposition to same-sex marriage