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Mainstream culture may mock the Church. But secretly, our contemporaries are craving Catholic truth, beauty and goodness

Cardinal Errázuriz, who is in a dispute with abuse survivors, has declined to attend next week’s meeting. Will the Pope make him?

The BBC has re-edited a programme for falsely suggesting Fr John Gerard SJ was involved in the Gunpowder Plot

The cardinal and the cross

Cardinal Marx criticised Bavaria’s move to put crosses in public buildings – but many others disagreed

U2 are a great band, but their pro-abortion stance puts Catholic fans in an awkward position

The story has gone round the internet – but the archdiocese says it was a joke

Caught in the culture wars

America’s most famous Jesuit has a great gift for spiritual writing. But his polemics have helped to widen the Church’s divisions

The March for Life came to London for the first time this year – and made itself heard

A book by Scott Weeman shows how to use the sacraments to heal addiction

Archaeologists have recently uncovered evidence of the mass child sacrifice in pre-Christian Peru