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Clockwise from top left: Dorothy Day, Fr Thomas Byles, Fulton Sheen, Antoni Gaudí and GK Chesterton

Five controversial saints in the making

Let’s pray that their Causes make further progress in the Year of Mercy

Fr Thomas Byles

Fr Thomas Byles is said to have twice refused a seat on a lifeboat as the Titanic went down

Statues of saints overlook St Peter’s Square as the sun sets (CNS)

No, the Jesuits didn’t start World War I

We laugh at ludicrous anti-Catholic conspiracies. But we underestimate how many minds they poison, thanks to the latest developments in digital technology

The last photo of the Titanic at Cobh (PA photo)

Fr Thomas Byles, who grew up in Lancashire, was described by Pope Pius X as a ‘martyr for the Church’

The ship, a symbol of magnificent human endeavour, was, like all human endeavours, bound to perish


Last night’s television drama portrayed the Edwardians in a totally false light