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‘A priest who perhaps has studied a lot of theology and has one, two or three degrees, but has not learned to carry the cross of Christ is useless,’ the Pope said

My daughter’s primary school is brilliant at upholding a Catholic ethos

The Vyne is broadcasting a reconstruction of a 16th-century Mass

Find Mass boring? Good!

Praying through the tedium can be a more authentic way of sharing the divine life. Call it ‘bored again Catholicism’

A beautiful Church for the poor


Post-Vatican II ugliness coincided with a collapse in the Church’s ministry to the marginalised. When beauty returns, so will Catholicism’s universal appeal

Most of the inmates who died had never been convicted of a crime

The protestors believe that animals have souls and should be let into churches

The Pope said the word of God must be preached with ‘frankness and strength’

Jesus Christ is ‘always in the midst of the people’, the Pope said at Mass in his residence

The Mass was being celebrated in honour of baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente