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The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is holding its autumn assembly in Baltimore (CNS)

US bishops have issued an election-year guide addressing a broad range of issues

The greatest conservative philosopher of our age

Roger Scruton: ‘My tribal religion’

An eccentric priest, a single mother and French vineyards offered Roger Scruton ‘a glowing exit sign’ from the Church of England to Rome. So why did he never take it?

Archbishop Charles Chaput, left, and Bishop Timothy Senior, right, listens as Pope Francis, addresses a gathering in St Martin's Chapel at St Charles Borromeo Seminary (AP)

Pope Francis met with a group of victims of sexual abuse in Philadelphia on Sunday

Michel Houellebecq suggests most European Christians will become Muslims (PA)

The French novelist’s vision chimes, in some ways, with Benedict XVI’s analysis of individualism and consumerism

Joseph Goebbels (PA)

In Nazism, Hitler’s Minister for Propaganda discovered a malign alternative religion

St Peter's Square in the Vatican (AP)

The Church, rightly perceived, is a thing of divine wonder, even though it so often looks like a thing of earth

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York delivers his homily during Mass at the Steubenville youth conference (CNS)

Cardinal Timothy Dolan was speaking to nearly 2,000 young people at a Steubenville youth conference in New York

Fire damage at the Benedictine Church of the Multiplication in  Tabgha (CNS)

Rabbi Gopstein, who heads the Jewish anti-assimilation movement Lehava, said in early August that ‘churches and mosques could be burned’

The outgoing Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski (PA)

The new legislation was signed into law earlier this week by outgoing Polish president