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On 13 July 1917, Our Lady revealed a terrifying vision of hell. We ignore it at our peril

Laying down one’s life for others is now a category under which a person might be beatified or canonised

A new book on the notorious Calais ‘Jungle’ reminds us that behind the statistics are ordinary people longing for a decent life

The Church needs to answer hard questions if it is to really engage with mental illness

While the Pope’s hug is part of a practical priesthood, Corbyn’s is more sentimental

Despite predictions of chaos and division, Pope Benedict’s Motu Proprio has enriched the church

Take a look inside this week’s Catholic Herald

Sometimes we all need a little encouragement to cultivate good habits

Christians could be victims of the government’s crackdown on Islamism

Two years ago Cardinal Vincent Nichols asked me to be his liaison and chaplain to the Farm Street LGBT group in central London