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A fresco in Narnia depicting Blessed Lucy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucy_Brocadelli#/media/File:BeataLucy.jpg)

Today is the feast day of the actual Blessed Lucy of Narnia. It really, really is

Political allegiance and cultural identity can never be allowed to define Christianity (Photo: PA)

Christianity without nostalgia

In my journey to the Catholic Church, I realised that liberal Christianity and religious cultural conservatism have a common flaw

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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Take a look inside this week’s Catholic Herald

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?