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Downtown Phoenix, backdropped by Piestewa Peak (PA)

Phoenix leaves me gasping in admiration

I find myself missing two things about England: a decent cup of tea and a little English reserve

St Teresa of Avila by Rubens

Self-esteem can be bad for your health

The world of self-help is edging away from the notion that high levels of self-esteem are the key to mental health

CTS have released a new edition of the Penny Catechism

The Catholic Truth Society has brought out a new edition of the little manual beloved of the Church before Vatican II

Francis appeals to young Catholic women who love Mother Church just as she is

Francis is the greatest ally women have

Following some unguarded remarks by the Pontiff, feminists are forming a queue to denounce him as a misogynist. Those who are really paying attention know that’s nonsense

Rare is the daily homily in which Francis does not offer a pointed criticism (CNS)

Is Pope Francis offering us a new model of how to be pastors, only slightly less quick with a lambasting word than with a loving one?

A boy takes part in a commemoration of Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero near the 30th anniversary of his death March 20 in San Salvador (CNS)

Archbishop’s killers ‘wanted to attack the Church that flowed from Vatican II’, says Cause promoter

The BBC has been criticised for failing to prioritise religious coverage (PA)

The corporation has scrapped the role of Commissioning Editor for Religion

Archbishop Oscar Romero (CNS)

Archbishop from El Salvador was ‘killed in hatred of the Faith’, says Vatican

Mayor of London Boris Johnson (PA)

How on earth are we meant to defeat Islamism if we seem so unable or unwilling to understand its roots?

Stephen Fry (PA)

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