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Joshua leads the tribes of Israel in a work by English Romantic painter John Martin

Twenty-first Sunday of the Year, Josh 1-2, 15-18; Eph 5:21-32; Jn 6:60-69 (Year B)

The luncheon has raised £52,000 down the years

Catholic Women of the Year 2015 announced

Four inspirational women will be honoured at a luncheon event in central London in October

Labour leadership contender Andy Burnham during a hustings in Nottingham (PA)

Labour leadership contender has spoken about his Catholic upbringing and his current attitude to the faith

Boy Scouts from troop 172 in Chattanooga, Tennessee (PA)

The ruling does not affect decisions about leaders made by local troops

Fr Robert Barron

In an interview with the Catholic Herald from 2009, the new auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles says happiness comes from self-giving

Dorothy Day, co-founder of The Catholic Worker newspaper, is depicted in a stained-glass window at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in New York (CNS)

A 75th anniversary edition of the inspirational author’s House of Hospitality has been published

A man kneels in prayer in front of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston (AP)

No sanctuary from the slaughter

The massacre in Charleston garnered worldwide attention, yet the phenomenon of sacrilegious violence is global and growing

Ss Peter and Paul (c 1620) by an anonymous artist of the Roman School

The Solemnity of Ss Peter and Paul, Acts 12:1-11; 2 Tim 4:6-8 & 17-18; Mt 16:13-19 (Year B)

The fall of the Berlin Wall was supposed to mark ‘the end of history’ (AP)

Why the religious kill

The greatest threat to freedom in the post-modern world is radical, politicised religion

Pope Francis being driven through Sarajevo in the popemobile (CNS)

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