Mary Hail

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There are many lessons to be drawn from Universal Studio’s cancellation of the hitherto upcoming The Hunt

There are many lessons to be drawn from Universal Studio’s cancellation of the hitherto upcoming The Hunt, but, after running through some of the dull(...)

A quick Hail Mary at home if I was about to get a tongue-lashing from my mother or a silent prayer to Ganesha before a maths test in school – it was a no-brainer.  Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri

I was born in India into a reasonably devout Hindu family and therefore, very unsurprisingly for then, received a traditional Catholic schooling. Edu(...)

Praying at Lough Derg. Photograph: Maeve Hickey

I am standing with my back to the basilica wall, arms outstretched, as though crucified, declaring to anyone who’ll listen, “I renounce the world, the(...)

Tom Brady sits on the field after fumbling the football in the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles. Photograph: Rob Carr/Getty Images

Right to the bitter end, Tom Brady still believed it was possible. Even after the strip-sack, the field goal and the failed attempt at kick-return tri(...)

Fr Ignatius Spencer

A 19th century English Catholic priest, ancestor of Princess Diana, Princes William and Harry, as well as Winston Churchill, has been moved another st(...)

Quarterback Brock Osweiler of the Denver Broncos: made a winning start in relief of quarterback Peyton Manning as the Broncos beat the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field  in Chicago.  Photograph: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Brock Osweiler made a winning start in relief of quarterback Peyton Manning as the Denver Broncos moved to an 8-2 win-loss record and resumed their pa(...)

Robbie Henshaw of Ireland is tackled by Finn Russell of Scotland during the RBS Six Nations match at Murrayfield on Saturday. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

A total of 221 points and 27 tries in three matches on one day; how do you like them apples Steve Hansen? The best laid plans rarely survive the first(...)

Winning owner Michael O’Leary and jockey Davy Russell celebrate in the winners enclosure after Rivage D’Or took the Glenfarclas Handicap Chase on Ladies Day. Photograph: PA

Ahead of Thursday’s big race which he sponsors, Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary got off the mark with two winners. First Don Poli, one of the (...)

Manchester United’s  Marcos Rojo  heads home  their second goal past Cambridge United Chris Dunn during the FA Cup fourth-round replay  at Old Trafford. Photograph:  Paul Ellis/AFP

Manchester United 3 Cambridge United 0Manchester United enjoyed the kind of relaxed evening that eluded Louis van Gaal’s men in the first game of this(...)

Emma Thompson ditches her heels during the Golden Globe Awards in California last Sunday. Photograph: Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

When Meryl Streep gave the best actress gong to Emma Thompson at the National Board of Review Gala recently, the two stole the show for their rabble-r(...)

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