COVER STORY — The unlikely rise of a Catholic MP ● Ann Widdecombe: the sacraments are more than rituals ● Christopher Altieri— Former Vatican bank officials have gone on trial for financial mismanagement. Does this signal a new era of transparency? ● Fr Raymond J de Souza — Five ways Pope Francis surprised us ● Allan Massie explores the life of Alfred Duggan, an alcoholic turned historical novelist ● Queen Henrietta Maria: a devout Catholic in Protestant London, by Bonnie Lander Johnson ● Mary Kenny - why a former Irish prime minister is a fierce critic of the Church