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The Dowry of Mary pilgrimage at Walsingham (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Some see the devotion as archaic but at my parish it has become a major event drawing Catholics and non-Catholics alike

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston baptises a catechumen during the Easter Vigil (CNS)

The place we need to look for instruction is the American South

St Augustine’s Church, Ramsgate (Ludmila Griffin)

A few years ago St Augustine’s, Ramsgate, had just one Mass a week. Today the restored shrine welcomes 10,000 visitors a year

'We need to make profound changes in the way we do things' (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

A report on the state of Catholicism in England and Wales makes for worrying, if not surprising, reading

Mark Zuckerberg, centre, and others use VR goggles in Berlin last week (Photo: AP)

Evangelisation: the next frontier

Virtual reality headsets are being heralded as the future of communication. They could give seekers an awe-inspiring introduction to the Church

Jeremy Corbyn speaks with supporters outside. - NEWZULU/RITA

Rather than be ‘armchair Christians’, we have to go to the people – similar to Corbyn’s leadership drive

St Pope John Paul II used the term 'new evangelisation' in his encyclical Redemptoris Missio (Photo: PA)

Fr Jonathan Cotton offers six steps that can prepare Catholics to share their faith

Fr Robert Barron (CNS)

Fr Barron is one of three new auxiliary bishops appointed by Pope Francis

Many exploring Catholicism find the doors of our churches closed to them (CNS)

Unlocking the secret to evangelisation

Your parish may have an impressive liturgy, solid teaching and an inspiring outreach to the poor, but still be missing something vital

Benedict XVI, assisted by Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia and Archbishop Georg Ganswein, arrives for Pope Francis's encounter with the elderly in St Peter's Square (Photo: CNS)

The joy of the gospel, says Pope Benedict, lies in the authentic truth about God