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26 April 2014
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  • Holy and saintly fathers

    There is little doubt that the two most outstanding Popes of the past 100 years were John XXIII and John Paul II, both due to be canonised tomorrow.

  • Faith that makes a difference

    It was easy to see last weekend why politicians are not eager to “do God” – to use a phrase made famous by Tony Blair’s former adviser Alastair Campbell.

  • ‘Symbols of our shared history’ George Osborne

    Prime Minister David Cameron caused a stir last week with his comments about the importance of Christianity in British society. Here, the Chancellor of the Exchequer pays tribute to the role cathedrals play in communities and explains why he has set up a special fund to assist in financing their restoration

  • Time is of the essence for restoration bids James Macintyre

    or Britain’s cathedrals, the marking of the centenary of the First World War has turned out to be a Godsend, writes James Macintyre.

  • Song of the earth Daniel O’Leary

    From the Good News of Easter Day, everything is born anew. What once seemed dead bursts into life as spring enfolds us. A crocus in the mud can transform our understanding of God – this evolving planet is his body and our true home

  • Special relations Jonathan Romain

    For the Jewish people it is entirely fitting that the two popes should be honoured together by being canonised at the same time, for both transformed the relationship between Catholics and their ‘older brothers’, the Jews

  • Raise the roof John Deehan

    In Sunday worship, there is a good deal of confusion regarding what, when and how the congregation should sing. Yet the Missal is very clear on these questions, and we should pay close attention to what it says

  • Paper dreams Laura Gascoigne

    Tate Modern’s Henri Matisse exhibition chronicles how the artist wrestled through serious illness to create what was probably his defining work