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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

I’m ready to embrace the small and symbolic traditions that I once thought of as archaic

In this extract from his new book, the Vatican’s head of liturgy tells Nicolas Diat that we need to rediscover a ‘joyful and sacred fear’