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Labour Party calls for ban on early pregnancy gender test

There are fears a blood test could lead to abortions based on the gender of the baby

Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/09/18

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Archbishop McCarrick’s unofficial role in Vatican-China relations

The former cardinal played in key role in promoting Vatican-Beijing relations

‘Anything but a picnic’ – Cardinal Dolan on the Church’s summer of scandal

The cardinal said his own mother was embarrassed to be Catholic after the ‘disastrous’ summer

Labour Party calls for ban on early pregnancy gender test

There are fears a blood test could lead to abortions based on the gender of the baby

Pope Francis warns priests against living a double life

People are scandalised when they see ‘worldly priests, with the spirit of the world’, the Pope said

Chilean officials raid four dioceses in sex abuse investigation

A local prosecutor ordered the raids after multiple allegations

Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/09/18

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Vatican releases list of papal nominees to youth synod

The nominees include Cardinal Cupich and Cardinal Tobin

Pope honours priest martyred by mafia in Sicily

Papal visit marks 25th anniversary of Fr Pino Puglisi’s martyrdom

Monks of Tibhirine to be beatified in Algeria in December

Cardinal Becciu will preside over the ceremony of the feast of the Immaculate Conception

Bishop Rhoades cleared of wrongdoing by district attorney’s investigation

A Pennsylvania district attorney said the allegations were baseless and lamented the fact they were leaked

Morning Catholic must-reads: 14/09/18

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How do we heal after the abuse crisis? This book has some suggestions

Fr Thomas Berg shows how there can be a way forward for victims

The Vatican’s photo blunder shows media reform is still a work in progress

Some Vatican staff shared the public’s dismay at the image – but by then it was too late

If the Church won’t hold bishops accountable, then should the courts?

Some fear that state investigations will lead to state interference

Heroes, by the grace of God

The martyrs teach us that witness to the truth is always possible

Adoremus: this is what hope looks like

The downpour was certainly penitential, but also strangely uplifting

A comedy obsessed with divine justice

Dante thought politicians had ruined Italy. His poem takes revenge

American football: a lesson in spiritual combat

High-minded members of the professional class disdain the sport, but they miss the point

How to get teenagers interested in the faith? Try this film about John Paul II

‘Karol, the man who became Pope’ mixes modern history, moral dilemmas and human situations

What Pope Francis can clarify about the Vigano testimony – and what he can’t

The Vatican is apparently preparing a response. But what can they really say?

Food poverty is rising. But the St Vincent de Paul Society shows people still care

The response to SVP appeals from priests and parishioners has been overwhelming

9/11: When John Paul II grieved with America

The 2001 terror attacks shook the Pontiff deeply

Two key papal allies give contrasting responses to Viganò’s testimony

Cardinals Wuerl and Cupich have offered notably different reactions

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