Peter Kreeft’s ‘Forty Reasons’ is a commendably concise apologetic

Jesus transcended ritualistic legalism – but not the Ten Commandments

Ross Douthat’s book examines the deepest divisions in the Catholic Church

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