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Pope to meet second group of abuse survivors from Chile

Pope Francis will meet a group of priests who suffered abuse early next month

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Everyone should have a right to affordable healthcare, says Vatican official

Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic said everyone should be able to benefit from necessary health services without falling into poverty

Plenary indulgence for participating in World Meeting of Families

Catholics can receive the indulgence for praying for the good of families

Pope to meet second group of abuse survivors from Chile

Pope Francis will meet a group of priests who suffered abuse early next month

Morning Catholic must-reads: 24/05/18

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Pope prays that Catholics in China may live their faith in peace

Pope Francis prayed that Chinese Catholics may live ‘in full communion with the successor of Peter’

Archbishop Wilson to stand aside after conviction for concealing abuse

The Archbishop of Adelaide will stand down from administrative duties, and may formally resign at a later date

Vatican bank’s net profit down by €4 million, report says

The bank’s net profit for 2017 was €31.9 million, compared to €36 million in 2016

Bishops accuse BBC of ‘bigotry’ after Rees-Mogg interview

They condemned an interview where the Catholic politician was repeatedly questioned on his faith

Morning Catholic must-reads: 23/05/18

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Cardinal Brandmüller: those who call for women priests are ‘heretics’ and ‘excommunicated’

The Cardinal was responding to German politician Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, who called for female ordination

Pope Francis: it is not a sin to criticise the Pope

The Pope told Italy’s bishops to speak openly about their concerns

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Brazil’s surprise vocations boom

A country known for its priest shortage has experienced a sudden increase in numbers

How could I help my grandmother dying in pain? The best comfort was the rosary

As my grandmother lay dying in a care home, the only comfort to be found was from the rosary – and the words of Benedict XVI

Why Catholics should take cryptocurrencies seriously

Catholic thinkers are just beginning to get to grips with new virtual currencies such as Bitcoin

How Europeans are fighting back against Sunday trading

Changes to the law have made it harder than ever for ordinary Catholics to honour Sunday’s day of rest. But there is hope

Are we really any more civilised than the world of King Lear?

The play raises disturbing questions about the state of our modern society

Bishop Curry’s sermon was admirable – but he left something out

Human goodwill will seriously go astray unless it has a profound understanding of God’s law

Innocent priests also suffered in the abuse crisis

Fr Barry O’Sullivan speaks to six priests about the crushing blow the scandal had on them

Pope Francis now faces a terrible dilemma over Chile

Whether or not he accepts the bishops’ resignations, the problem will not go away

How following Humanae Vitae can lead to a happier, more fulfilled life

Embracing Humanae Vitae means a decisive rejection of worldly values

The Vatican is walking into a trap if it does a deal with communist China

The Holy See would lose credibility once communism falls

Chile’s bishops have offered to resign. That’s still not enough

Some bishops may want to disappear into retirement. But given the seriousness of the allegations, there should be legal proceedings

This is the man to watch at the Royal Wedding

The Presiding Bishop of the US Episcopal Church is the best preacher in the Anglican world. How will he use his pulpit?

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