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James Norton plays Canon Sidney Chambers in the TV version of the Grantchester Mysteries (ITV)

James Runcie’s Grantchester Mysteries cater for all of us who loved Agatha Christie and her contemporaries

A No vote is counted during last week's referendum on same-sex marriage in Ireland (PA)

In light of the Irish referendum result, the faithful must charitably but firmly engage in robust public debates on marriage, family and society

Dietrich von Hildebrand

An English translation of Dietrich von Hildebrand’s documentation of Hitler’s evil makes for inspiring reading

Sigmund Freud

The way many atheists and agnostics believe in the theories of men like Freud shows people still long for religious faith in this age of reason

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

In Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor’s memoir we hear the authentic sound of faith

Ed Miliband during his resignation speech (PA)

Andrew Roberts’ excellent biography of Napoleon Bonaparte should have been on the outgoing Labour leader’s reading list

A detail from The Vision of Pontius Pilate's Wife by Sister Agnes Berchmans (James D Julia)

Along with The Diary of a Country Priest, Gertrud von le Fort’s The Wife of Pilate is one of my desert islands books

A Christie's employee with  Dante Gabriel Rossetti's Joan of Arc

A new biography makes it clear that St Joan was not a hysteric or mentally unbalanced

Blessed John Henry Newman wrote the Dream of Gerontius

A new book shows that Blessed John Henry Newman was a man of action and an indefatigable administrator

Clive James

James is a ‘pugnacious and provocative’ writer but Cultural Amnesia is not without flaws