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Christian socialism has always been a force in British politics

If a society is to flourish then the secular arena must make room for religious viewpoints

A Securitate General says that Hochhuth’s play was part of a KGB plot against Pius XII’s reputation. The National Catholic Register attempts to discredit this: but serious historians believe it

The NCR’s scepticism is shared by the author of Hitler’s Pope: shouldn’t that in itself give pause for thought?

A Tale of Two Speeches: the Queen’s imaginary World War III address; and the ‘Evil Empire’ speech, which showed why it was a futile exercise

It was the détente policy dismantled by President Reagan which had placed us in danger: rearmament and confrontation which made us safe

Labour’s treatment of Catholics has doomed the Union

The United Kingdom looks doomed, but much blame must be placed on Labour’s alienation of its natural constituency north of the border

The cardinal who triumphed over Stalin

In 1941 a young priest was condemned to death by the Soviets. He was to become one of the Church’s great leaders

‘Prayer is absolutely essential – or you die’

Ed West meets Fr Michael Shields, the priest who exchanged the frozen wastes of Alaska for the post-Soviet wilderness of Siberia