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Topic: St Augustine

St Augustine is a guide to what it means to be human

His theology derives from experience: he is the great enlightener of the need for grace

Despite his brilliance, St Augustine did produce a few duds

But he was a wonderful writer and preacher: his Confessions ranks as one of the greatest books ever written

The Government is wasting its time trying to measure happiness

Teaching ‘well-being’ at school is also hard to justify. Children are better off studying great works of literature

What St Augustine would say to Clifford Longley about his Thought for the Day

The author of Confessions would have found the attempt to separate religion and spirituality incomprehensible or misleading

Pope calls for end to killing in Somalia

Pontiff makes plea after rebels massacre 32 people in Mogadishu hotel

Daily readings: August 22 – August 28

Scripture readings for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms