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Benedict XVI (CNS)

Benedict XVI focused his homily on the importance of finding ‘truth, love and goodness’ in God

Moses insisted both on fidelity to the law and a willingness to enter into its spirit

Twenty-second Sunday of the Year, Deuteronomy 4:1-2 & 6-8; James 1:17-18 & 21-22; Mark 7:1-8, 14-15 & 21-23

Books about the Holy Trinity don’t normally mention Heston Blumenthal (PA)

Books about the Trinity don’t usually mention Pinocchio or Heston Blumenthal – this one does…

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 Sisters will participate in various 
evangelistic activities, according to Bishop Egan

The Sisters of Maria Stella Matutina will be based in the parish of St Joseph’s in Grayshott

A detail from a stain glass window at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Norfolk

Gertrud von le Fort has made an imaginative contribution to the history of the inspirational Carmelites

Pope Francis pictured in Paraguay earlier this month (CNS)

The Pontiff spoke to crowds in St Peter’s Square on Sunday before reciting the Angelus

Queuing for Confession: ‘What a great leveller it is to be alone-in-company’ (CNS)

Apologising to God

A former Anglican’s first Confession was an unfamiliar struggle between her honesty and her vanity – but, as she explains here, it brought her one step close to her Maker

Paul Writing His Epistles, in a painting attributed to Valentin de Boulogne

The Fourteenth Sunday of the Year, Ez 2:2-5; 2 cor 12:7-10; Mk 6:1-6 (Year B)

A detail from Apostle St Thomas by El Greco

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