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Pope says abortion is ‘white glove’ equivalent of Nazi eugenics

Francis deplores rejection of unborn children with disabilities

Pope says abortion is ‘white glove’ equivalent of Nazi eugenics

Francis deplores rejection of unborn children with disabilities

Allowing children to skip Mass is like letting them not brush their teeth, theologian tells parents

Fr Oliver Treanor said Catholic parents must make their children go to Mass, even if they don’t want to

US returns stolen Christopher Columbus letter to Vatican

The letter details Columbus’s discoveries in the New World

Argentina’s bishops pledge to fight on after abortion vote

The bishops said they would ‘continue fighting for the dignity of all human life’

Vatican reports ‘crisis of vocations’ as seminarian numbers fall worldwide

The number of seminarians has declined since 2012, but overall the Catholic population has remained steady

Hundreds of British priests sign statement backing Humanae Vitae

‘This marks an important moment for the Church in this country,’ one priest said

Morning Catholic must-reads: 15/06/18

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Argentine parliament narrowly votes to liberalise abortion laws

The Chamber of Deputies in the Pope’s homeland passed the measure after a 20-hour debate

PICTURES: Floods cause evacuation of Lourdes shrine

The flash floods come as much of France is hit by heavy rainfall

Catholic hospitals in Ireland will be required to perform abortions, says Leo Varadkar

The Irish prime minister said doctors and nurses would be able to opt out but not publicly funded institutions

Morning Catholic must-reads: 14/06/18

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Archbishop Scicluna returns to Chile to ‘ask forgiveness’ for clergy sex abuse

The archbishop will visit Osorno to ‘manifest the Pope’s closeness’ to the people

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Popular devotions are back

As a new generation a priests revive beauty, the Church is undergoing a restoration

Why 1 in 10 new priests in the US come from homeschooling families

The number is staggering, considering there is only one homeschooler for every 20 students in Catholic schools

How one man gave up spirituality for the sake of real religion

Tyler Blanski writes of a journey from indifference to Catholicism

The Catholic who painted Thatcher, the Queen and two popes

Michael Noakes, who has died aged 84, had a great interest in people, and it showed in his art

Does Leo Varadkar want to close all of Ireland’s Catholic hospitals?

If Varadkar forces them to perform abortions, they cannot stay Catholic

Italy is now governed by rosary-wielding populists – but will it last?

Can the coalition between the Catholic-friendly Lega and the socially liberal Five Star survive?

The mutant ideology that’s driving MPs to impose abortion on Northern Ireland

The ‘alt-liberals’ are all-knowing, self-regarding and autocratic

The Catholic visionary who founded the World Cup

Inspired by Pope Leo XIII, Jules Rimet created a tournament that brought warring nations together

Spain’s new atheist Prime Minister spells trouble for the Church

Pedro Sánchez has adopted an aggressively secular agenda

World Cup 2018: Five Catholic players to watch

Lionel Messi and Javier Hernandez will be among the Catholic footballers representing their countries in Russia this month

Analysis: rise in young Catholics attending Mass, survey suggests

A study indicates an increase in Mass attendance, but a failure to accept orthodox Catholic teaching

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