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Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Conversion on the Way to Damascus, 1600-1601

Christians have to resist a reductive reading of human beings as merely complex brains

A pilgrim holding a rosary raises her hands as she walks on her knees at Fatima (CNS)

Millennials believe in miracles, no matter how hard society tries to explain them away

Pope Francis condemns the terrorist attacks in Istanbul (AP)

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St John Paul II explains how the prohibitive terms of the commandments are in fact positive assertions (CNS)

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A statue of Joan of Arc in France (CNS)

A new book offers a fresh perspective on the life of St Joan

Pope Benedict XVI greets the faithful during yesterday's general audience (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

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Women cheer at Pope Benedict XVI's weekly general audience (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Benedict XVI says the French national heroine offers ‘a beautiful example of holiness’ for people in public life

Benedict XVI’s weekly catechesis focuses on France’s national heroine