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Durham Cathedral: the iron 
forge of English Christianity (PA)

An accidental pilgrimage

I touched down from America hoping only for a few good dinners. But I found hints everywhere of British Catholicism’s surprising vitality

Tolkien’s The Hobbit played out the eternal struggle between good and evil (AP)

A Hobbit, a Wardrobe and a Great War by Joseph Loconte, Nelson Books, £16.99 It cannot have been easy to shock Virginia Woolf, the Bloomsbury queen. Bohemian to the core, she presided over a circle of literary hedonists whose escapades the BBC deemed racy enough to turn into a television series earlier this year. And […]

Francis rides the Popemobile in Asunción, Paraguay, last month (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 27/08/15

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The Bedingfeld family kept the faith amid persecution at Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk

It is a shame that England does not celebrate its historical Catholic treasures more

A woman waves an Irish flag at the Mayor of London’s St Patrick’s Day parade (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA)

The Irish Catholicism that used to define so many English cities now seems as remote as Newman and Manning

Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (CNS)

Mgr Newton discusses ‘one of his favourite children’s books’ in Sunday homily

Pope Francis arrives in St Peter's Square for the general audience (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 05/02/14

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A Father's Day event in texas. More than ever this particular American import is needed (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Karen Warren)

The decline of fatherhood is a shocking tragedy in America and Britain

Pope Benedict XVI greets the faithful during the Angelus at Castel Gandolfo yesterday (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 23/08/10

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