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Friar who served ‘the poor, the sick, the marginated and the hopeless’ is beatified

Some 66,000 people fill stadium for beatification of Blessed Solanus Casey

Morning Catholic must-reads: 20/11/17

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Friar who served ‘the poor, the sick, the marginated and the hopeless’ is beatified

Some 66,000 people fill stadium for beatification of Blessed Solanus Casey

French Catholics to use revised version of Lord’s Prayer

The new version, which replaces a translation in use since 1966, will be used from the First Sunday in Advent

‘All of us are God’s children,’ Pope tell people of Burma

Francis will visit the Buddhist-majority country later this month

Bishop Sherrington: ‘There are concerns’ about transgender laws in schools

At a press conference, bishops discussed schools law, Amoris Laetitia, liturgical translation and next year’s Vatican synod

Bishop Egan criticises ‘draconian’ crackdown on pro-lifers

The bishop said he was ‘personally very sorry’ at efforts to ban a peaceful pro-life vigil that he has attended

Euthanasia is always wrong, Pope Francis tells doctors

Pope says ‘intent to end life’ is completely different from withdrawing excessive or inappropriate medical treatment

Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/11/17

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Chinese officials pay poor Christians to swap crosses for portraits of Xi

In a message on WeChat officials said the Christians involved had ‘recognised their mistakes’

London’s mayor backs ban on pro-life vigils outside abortion clinics

Sadiq Khan said he supported the use of ‘enforcement tools’ to stop the vigils

Houses of Parliament to be lit up in red for persecuted Christians

The Parliament building will be lit up along with at least 10 cathedrals for #RedWednesday

Council votes 33-1 to ban pro-life vigil attended by bishop

Portsmouth city council is the second in England to seek to ban vigils outside abortion clinics

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Why you should keep holy water in your home

Holy water can incite piety, put to flight the Devil and even bring about bodily health.

Why is the Vatican still negotiating with China’s sinister Orwellian state?

Xi Jinping, in having crosses replaced with portraits of himself, is possibly more egotistical than the Sun King ever was

The saint who founded a movement in response to Freemasonry

St Maximilian Kolbe formed the Knights of the Immaculate after seeing masonic celebrations in Rome

Adoration may seem useless – but the world needs it desperately

In adoring the Blessed Sacrament, our hearts are enlarged and our minds receive the truth

The unlikely champions of married priests

It might baffle Catholics elsewhere, but in England many supporters of clerical marriage are conservative

Another profession closed to Christians?

Felix Ngole was thrown off his social work course because of his beliefs on marriage. The message for Christians is stark

We’ve nothing to fear from Freud

The father of psychoanalysis can help Christians in their search for the true face of God

Why Zimbabwe’s army acted now to oust Mugabe

The country was faced with the prospect of Robert Mugabe being succeeded by his wife

We are not over the First World War

The First World War had no clear reason, and that is why we are so traumatised by it

How Communism corrupted the Russian soul

100 years on, the Russian Orthodox Church still hasn’t overcome brutal state atheism

The pope and the princess – holiness really is for all

These two very different people show how everyone is called to serve God

The West’s response to the Rohingya genocide has been pathetic

The international community’s failure to prevent ethnic cleansing may fuel radical Islamism

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