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Fr Jerome Murphy-O’Connor: Why scholarship trumps archaeology

Father Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

In a recent interview with the Herald, Father Jerome Murphy-O’Connor, who died this week, argues the pen is mightier than the spade

‘We can’t fight future wars without Aquinas’

US Army soldiers mark a landing zone north of Baghdad with green smoke

Modern military leaders ignore the insights of Augustine and Aquinas at their peril

Art review: Australia, Royal Academy

Tom Roberts’s Allegro Con Brio: Bourke Street West (circa 1885-86)

Despite some evocative landscapes, the latest RA blockbuster struggles to squeeze two centuries of art from an entire continent into an exhibition of 200 works

Lucetta Scaraffia: ‘We need to win women back’

Lucetta Scaraffia would like to see more women teaching at seminaries and presiding over several Vatican departments

The leading Catholic feminist says she is against women priests, but wants women to be given more responsibility in the Church

The ‘saint’ attacked on England’s streets

Archbishop Bernard Longley of Birmingham preaches before the tomb of blessed Dominic (Simon Caldwell)

Blessed Dominic is remembered by many Catholics simply as the priest who received Blessed John Henry Newman into the Church. But he was far more than that