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'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

Northern Irish pro-life campaigners at a protest in 2012 (PA)

Elections to Northern Ireland’s power-sharing assembly take place on Thursday

Cardinal Turkson said that it is "plausible" that Pope Francis may write a new encyclical letter on Just War Theory (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)
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St Mary's International School (Wiki)

Three former students at St Mary’s International School allege abuse by religious brothers who taught there

Pope Francis meets journalists aboard the plane during the flight from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico to Rome, Italy (Alessandro Di Meo/Pool Photo via AP)

Francis speaks of ‘lesser evil’ in response to question on contraception

Inside St Agatha's church in Portsmouth (www.stagathaschurch.co.uk)

During a visit to St Agatha’s in Portsmouth, I took part in the Ordinariate’s beautiful new liturgy

Three-month-old Daniel, who was born with microcephaly, undergoes physical therapy at the Altino Ventura foundation in Recife, Brazil (AP)

As the virus spreads across Latin America, will the Catholic Church keep its thoughts to itself?

Members of Britain First protesting outside London Central Mosque last year (AP)

Members of Britain First recently marched through Luton carrying crosses and handing out anti-Islam leaflets

Gay rights campaigners outside a press conference at Canterbury Cathedral in Kent following the conclusion of the Anglican Communion Primates meeting (PA)

The slow-motion schism of the Anglican Communion does appear to be a cautionary tale

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, addresses the media during a press conference in Canterbury last week (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

The fault lines in Anglicanism revealed at last week’s primates meeting will not simply disappear