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Harvard University, in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Dr Adrian Vermeule has opened up about the influences which led him to Catholicism, including Blessed John Henry Newman

'I just sat in the back pews and felt waves of peace wash over me' (Photo: Mazur)

My journey from Tehran to Rome

As a Muslim-born Iranian, I first doubted God, then flirted with Nietzsche and Marxism. But the whisper of conscience kept suggesting that I go to Mass

Catholics at secular universities feel they are part of a conspiracy for Christ (CNS)

University: a Catholic survival guide

It’s much easier than you think to keep the faith at a secular institution. But there’s one thing you must be prepared to do

Pope Francis greets the Archbishop of Canterbury in Assisi (AP)

Archbishop Justin Welby was speaking during a discussion on ecumenism in Assisi

'The poll reminds us of the necessity of the role of reason in theology' (AP)

A new poll suggests up to a third of France’s Muslims reject the legitimacy of the country’s secular law

There are around 1.2 billion Catholics in the world today; by 2050 it may be 1.6 billion (CNS)

Catholicism’s incredible growth story

Critics keep announcing the Church’s imminent demise. If only they realised that numbers have doubled since 1970 – and are still rising

Imagine writing a whole chapter on the word 'into' (CNS photo/Chris Keane, Reuters)

The Our Father, Word by Word, is a book which will surprise you

A general view of York Crown Court (PA)

Trial begins of four men accused of carrying out religiously aggravated assault

A visible faith: last Sunday’s Corpus Christi procession through central London (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

How Catholics can reclaim Britain

Non-believers long for a spiritual truth which only the Church can provide. But to win souls we must focus on God and charity, not political arguments

Mass at Wormwood Scrubs prison (catholicrelics.co.uk)

Seeking God behind bars

Prison can be a time for rethinking. As a catechist, I have seen a deep spiritual hunger behind the locked doors