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Benedict XVI criticises utilitarian approach to education

Benedict XVI speaks of ‘eclipse of God’ at meeting in El Escorial

Benedict XVI was greeted by hundreds of thousands of young people in Madrid’s Plaza de Cibeles

Build your life on solid rock, Pope urges young people

Twenty-first Sunday of Lent. Is 22:19-23; Ps 138; Rm 11:33-36; Mt 16:13-20

Daily readings: August 21 – 27

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

St Maria de Mattias (August 20) masterminded the creation of more than fifty Precious Blood schools

Print edition 19.08.11

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The Pope answered questions from reporters on his way to Madrid for World Youth Day 2011

Paul Goodman asks if the Church’s social conservatism is at odds with David Cameron’s model of conservatism