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Judith Flanders presents some fascinating cultural insights, but is too keen to play down the spirituality of the season

Holy water can incite piety, put to flight the Devil and even bring about bodily health.

St John Paul II was a great theologian, but remarkably atonal in matters liturgical and artistic

The brilliant German monk never intended to start his own Church

An uncompromising new novel about corruption speaks loudly to a tense and divided America

A new book says the idea that Stevens became a Catholic would be hard to digest. But that misunderstands his poetry

An interview with Tom Monaghan’s biographer

At times, Roy Hattersley’s account may make readers ashamed to be English

There is a gulf between a Catholic view of motherhood and the way it is portrayed in the media

It’s been Mary Medlicott’s job to tell stories for more than 30 years