LEAD STORY — Poverty is back with a vengeance, says Frank Field ● Matthew Schmitz: Is the Church’s 50-year truce worth keeping in place? ● Michael Duggan on two rock stars raised in the Faith ● Richard Ounsworth looks at the many faces of a saint ● John Whitehead: The year the English shaped the role of the papacy ● Damian Thompson on the strangeness of Communion services ● Fr Raymond de Souza: The 25th anniversary of an inconvenient encyclical ● Fr Matthew Pittam on being called out to the sick and dying ● John Charmley: Building a Catholic university for a demanding age ● Andrew M Brown on the opium-taking vicar who wrote ‘We plough the fields and scatter’ ● Fr Ronald Rolheiser says praising someone can feed our own souls as well as theirs