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People view the Shroud of Turin (CNS)

The display of the shroud should be ‘a time of grace’, an Italian archbishop has said

A view from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona (PA)

What the Grand Canyon tells us about God

Contemplation always involves knowledge of one’s true scale, of a reality that dwarfs the ego

Archbishop Cushley meeting inhabitants of Chipolomba village including Mary Jackson, in the yellow jumper

The Catholic definition of charity

The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund is helping farmers in Malawi

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

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pope spoke about the importance of family during his general audience

Stephen Fry (PA)

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

The view from Mount Nebo, where Moses once looked out on the Promised Land

The greatest prophet of the Old Testament

Fourth Sunday of the Year, deut 18:15-20; 1 cor 7:32-35; mk 1:21-28 (year b)

St Francis de Sales

Francis is known for his writing on spiritual formation and is the patron saint of journalists

After Christmas and New Year's Eve celebrations comes 'Blue Monday'

Embrace the post-Christmas blues

While God sometimes does extraordinary things in our lives, he sometimes doesn’t do ordinary things we feel would be immediately helpful

Pope Francis arrives to celebrate Mass on the feast of the Epiphany in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican (CNS)

Pope delivers homily during Mass to mark the feast of the Epiphany