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Pope Francis burns incense in front of a statue of Mary (CNS)

Muslims and Christians are like-minded when it comes to revering Mary

Michelangelo's Pietà (Stanislav Traykov)

To contemplate one of the great artist’s masterworks it is to experience an inkling of what redemption entails

Canon John Redford

Remembering the gracious priest who worked at the Maryvale Institute for many years

Stuart Randell poses in front of his Sacred Tattoos parlour in Fremantle, Western Australia

Don’t put your faith in tattoos

The Catechism has nothing to say on tattoos as a general rule, but even devotional body art is ill-advised

A Pro-life Day with Mary could be organised annually (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Pro-lifers should start by saying that abortion is intrinsically evil and fight on that principle

Photo: PA

Two stories I encountered yesterday offered an alternative to the Ann Furedi perspective

An undated photograph of Adele Brise: when she was 28 she had visions of Mary near her home in Champion, Wisconsin (Photo: CNS)

Apparitions of Our Lady in Wisconsin bear all the hallmarks of authenticity

Pilgrims gather around a statue of Mary in Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina (CNS/Damir Sagolj, Reuters)

St Bernadette lived a holy and humble life. I don’t think the same can be said for the Medjugorje seers

Mary is shown being taken up to heaven in a painting inside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore (CNS file photo/Nancy Wiechec)

Why do we believe in the Assumption?

Because the Church, an authority we can trust wholeheartedly, tells us we ought to