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This is a tale of anti-Christian persecution that speaks loudly and dreadfully to modern times

The next time someone claims that the 16th-century English Church was backward and superstitious, tell them about this ring

In the birthplace of Christianity, the different calendars used by churches mean that Christmas comes more than once a year

The modern tendency is to start and end Christmas early. Let’s return to our roots and celebrate until Candlemas

In this extract from his new book, the Vatican’s head of liturgy tells Nicolas Diat that we need to rediscover a ‘joyful and sacred fear’

Like many countries, Burma has been ravaged by sectarian hatred. But at an inter-religious meeting, I saw a flicker of hope

Holiness is not to be sneered at

Why do critics spend so much time scolding the saintly?

When Francis Campbell was appointed vice-chancellor two years ago, the Catholic university was in crisis. Now revenues are up and so are student numbers

Bishop Philip Egan is on an urgent mission to turn his diocese into a powerhouse of evangelisation

What Newman really stood for

It cannot be long before Cardinal Newman is not only canonised but becomes a Doctor of the Church – so it’s important we understand his theology