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Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith on why so little violent crime happens in Italy

Madeleine Teahan describes her experience of Pope Benedict XVI’s first day in Spain

Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith reviews a superb production of All’s Well That Ends Well, but cautions against extravagant interpretations of Shakespeare

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

The new vision of liturgical pluralism should now be an integral part of priestly formation

Catholics young and old dance in the streets ahead of the Pope’s arrival

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

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

William Oddie claims the Minster was ‘purloined’ at the Reformation. But it belongs now, as always, to the people of England

What was done by design can be undone the same way. But will there be enough political determination to do it?