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‘Our understanding of depression can be more complete if we draw on insights from medicine and psychology, on the one hand, and our Catholic tradition on the other’

An American psychiatrist explains what inspired him to write a guide to the condition specifically for members of the Church

Neither Confession nor psychotherapy 'should try to replace the work of the other' (Photo: CNS)

Our faith has profound insights to offer about depression

Bishop Mark Davies with Luke Coppen, editor of The Catholic Herald (Photo: Simon Caldwell)

Bishop Mark Davies tells Luke Coppen that Catholics in Britain face a time of great testing

Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 11/12/12

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Confession is about our failure to respond to the Father’s love offered to us in Christ (Photo: PA)

How to make your best Confession ever

Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith urges Catholics to enter the confessional with newfound courage

Priests hear Confessions at World Youth Day in Madrid (Photo: CNS)

Confession may be in decline in many areas, but some parishes – usually seen as ‘traditional’ – are reversing the trend

Vatican Saints

Catholic should learn more about the television evangelist, now a venerable

A tent for Adoration in Leicester Square, central London (Photo: Mazur)

The Spirit in the City initiative last weekend put the focus on the big stuff: worship, repentance and rejoicing. I hope it touched lonely souls

Pilgrims wait for the start of Mass in central Havana (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 28/03/12

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Priests hear Confessions at World Youth Day in Madrid (CNS photo)

Diocese sees rise in Confessions

The number of people attending Confession in the Diocese of Lancaster has increased following a Lenten initiative