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The next time someone claims that the 16th-century English Church was backward and superstitious, tell them about this ring

Morning Catholic must-reads: 10/02/16

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Letters from the Synod: October 21

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

The twice-winner of the Man Booker Prize has found new riches in the otherwise exhausted seam of Tudor history

Posters of Katherine Howard are everywhere, advertising yet another Tudor novel

She was a pawn, not a political player, and no one, it seems, felt sorry for her