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Lionel Messi and Javier Hernandez will be among the Catholic footballers representing their countries in Russia this month

A study indicates an increase in Mass attendance, but a failure to accept orthodox Catholic teaching

How could Bishop Barros stay in office when it was clear he was such a liability?

We are only just beginning to understand Dr Hans Asperger’s role in Nazi eugenics

There is one way in which secularisation is undermining the priesthood

The Pope has rejected the German bishops’ attempted reform. Where does that leave ecumenical dialogue?

I was hopeful when the group of Labour MPs was founded. But its response to the Irish referendum suggests it shouldn’t exist

The gathering in Turin will raise his international profile still further

Two families say they have no regrets in having a large number of children

The order is challenging the secular consensus at elite universities