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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.

'Recognise the importance of immersing oneself in a Catholic culture' (AP)

A recent comment under one of my blogs beautifully illustrated why I chose to be Catholic

Rory Kinnear as Hamlet (National Theatre)

Take heart from one of the life-enhancing messages of Shakespeare’s famous play

As Shortt reminds readers, not all scientists are atheists (AP)

Rupert Shortt’s God is No Thing provides a courteous response to atheists

A detail from Fra Angelico's Madonna of Humility (1433–1435)

Other Churches may quibble about a time when a baby is ‘less’ than human, but the Feast of the Annunciation tells it like it is