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Durham Cathedral: the iron 
forge of English Christianity (PA)

An accidental pilgrimage

I touched down from America hoping only for a few good dinners. But I found hints everywhere of British Catholicism’s surprising vitality

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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

Tolkien’s The Hobbit played out the eternal struggle between good and evil (AP)

A Hobbit, a Wardrobe and a Great War by Joseph Loconte, Nelson Books, £16.99 It cannot have been easy to shock Virginia Woolf, the Bloomsbury queen. Bohemian to the core, she presided over a circle of literary hedonists whose escapades the BBC deemed racy enough to turn into a television series earlier this year. And […]

The Bedingfeld family kept the faith amid persecution at Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk

It is a shame that England does not celebrate its historical Catholic treasures more

'Offering prayers of thanksgiving when prayers are not answered can be very good for our soul ' (CNS)

Disappointments can actually help us to grow in trust and humility

Stephen Fry (PA)

An interview in which Stephen Fry denounced God as ‘evil’ has proved a viral hit

An elderly Yazidi in front of the Sharaf al-Deen temple shrine (PA)

Gerard Russell’s new book poses the question, what can we learn from the variety of religious beliefs found in the Middle East?

The BBC's documentary on Lewis

The BBC’s documentary about the Christian apologist proved short-sighted at times

The site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home

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