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Catholic convert Roy Campbell was the inspiration for the Lord of the Rings character Aragorn

Joseph Pearce recalls the extraordinary life of Roy Campbell, who hid St John of the Cross’s letters from Spanish militiamen

Guinness rehearses Alan Bennett's Habeus Corpus (PA photo)

Alec Guinness and the Spanish mystics

In his diary he says St Teresa of Avila’s autobiography must be ‘one of the greatest given to the world’

Prime Minister David Cameron. Left, listens to the Pope during the departure ceremony at Birmingham Airport last September (AP Photo/Martin Cleaver)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/02/11

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Benedict XVI pictured at the general audience today

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 16/02/11

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Pope says St John of the Cross is a model of faithful perseverance on the road to spiritual maturity