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Topic: television

Don’t believe in Downton: what life ‘below stairs’ was really like

A new book gives an eye-opening account of the history of servants in Britain

Debate: Does it matter if a priest is a bad public speaker?

Is good oratory absolutely crucial or is it low down on the list of sought after priestly qualities?

Vatican cardinal urges priests to spice up ‘dull, irrelevant’ sermons

Cardinal Ravasi says priests should use dramatic stories and imagery from the Bible to add colour to their homilies

Downton Abbey is a fantasy of the past. That’s why we love it

In it we watch the only aristocrats on earth who seemingly never care about money

CUT says that Catholics should unplug their televisions: but if we do, how shall we know what to fight?

Culture wars aren’t won by switching off