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Hans and Sophie Scholl (PA)

The siblings were executed after they distributed literature alerting people to the evil of Nazism

Cardinal John Henry Newman, one of the great intellectual minds of the church in the 19th century, is seen in a portrait provided by the Catholic Church in England and Wales (CNS photo/courtesy of the Catholic Church of England and Wales)

English bishops say the progress of his Cause is a source of ‘great joy’

Clive James

James is a ‘pugnacious and provocative’ writer but Cultural Amnesia is not without flaws

Hans Scholl, Sophie Scholl and Christoph Probst, June 1942 (Photo © George (Jürgen) Wittenstein / akg-images)

Both Sophie and her fellow German Joseph Ratzinger were inspired by Newman’s writings on conscience