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For atheists, death is the only point of life – that is Christianity’s great selling point

While we should, like Steve Jobs, live every day like it was our last, we should never allow our lives to be defined by this ‘one appalling fact’

Westminster Cathedral: the mother church of England and Wales (PA)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 19/09/11

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

Twenty-second Sunday of the Year. Jer 20:7-9; Ps 63; Rm 12:1-2; Mt 16:21-27

The Grand Harbour of Valletta, Malta. The current is stronger than you might think (Steve Parsons/PA Wire)

On a baking hot afternoon in the Maltese sea, a schoolmate and I almost got into serious trouble

Second Sunday of the Year: Is 49:5-6; 1 Cor 1:1-3; Jn 1:29-34

Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Sherlock Holmes

Why Sherlock Holmes played the violin

Sherlock Holmes, Rilke and Mozart help illuminate the unconscious on BBC Radio 4

Papal Visit 2010: Pope’s homily at Bellahouston Park – full text

The full text of the Holy Father’s homily to be delivered as part of the Mass at Bellahouston Park

Comic book tells life of St Paul

Apostle portrayed in graphic novel

St Priscilla – July 8

Priscilla has become something of a feminist theological icon, on the rather slender grounds afforded in Acts 18 and St Paul’s Epistles