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Pope Francis, accompanied by young people at World Youth Day in July, where Docat was introduced (AP)

Docat is an entertaining but uncompromising adaption of the Catechism of the Catholic Church for young readers

Dylan Thomas

Katie Roiphe’s The Violet Hour examines writers, such as Dylan Thomas and John Updike, ‘who have worked through the problem of death in their art’

Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s widow Natalya at the Gulag history museum in Moscow  (AP)

Behind his roll-call of heroic individuals, The God of the Gulag shows how communism finally died from within

People leave a polling station on June 23 (PA)

St John Paul II once pleaded with the EU to recognise its Christian traditions, but unfortunately his appeal fell on deaf ears

Members of the Bloomsbury Group, from left, Lady Ottoline Morrell, Maria Nys, Lytton Strachey, Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell, pictured in 1915 (Wiki)

Emotional problems are surely bound to surface in the children of parents with an insouciant attitude towards marital fidelity

Don DeLillo (AP)

The great American writer’s latest book presents death as deliverance from modern anxiety

Consumer magazines are displayed on a newsstand in New York (AP)

Christopher Murphy worked for Glamour magazine and as a teacher before he felt a call to work with Catholic apostolates

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta pictured in 1993 (AP)

A Call to Mercy: Hearts to Love, Hands to Serve will be published ahead of Mother Teresa’s canonisation

GK Chesterton sits on a bench in Brighton in 1935 (AP Photo)

Chesterton ‘addresses the narrowness and slipperiness of modern thinking’, says the author of a new guide to his work

Michelangelo's Pietà (Stanislav Traykov)

For some reason, Mary is often a stumbling block for those outside the Church.