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Court of Appeal rejects bid to fly Alfie Evans to Rome

Appeal judges upheld Tuesday's High Court ruling

Morning Catholic must-reads: 26/04/18

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Court of Appeal rejects bid to fly Alfie Evans to Rome

Appeal judges upheld Tuesday’s High Court ruling

Doctors criticise court refusal to allow Alfie Evans to go to Italy

The Medical Ethics Alliance said the refusal to allow Alfie Evans to travel to Italy for treatment was ‘medical tyranny’

Bavaria to display crosses in all government buildings

The German state’s government said it would reflect its ‘cultural identity and Christian-Western influence’

Alfie Evans’s parents to appeal High Court travel ban ruling

Tom Evans and Kate James are appealing after the High Court ruled Aflie could not be transferred to Italy

New app offers social network for prayer is used by 6,000 faith communities to host their members’ need for prayer and offers of support

Body of St John XXIII to make brief return to his home diocese

Pope Francis has allowed the body to be transferred temporarily to the Diocese of Bergamo

Morning Catholic must-reads: 25/04/18

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Vatican child protection commission hears from British abuse survivors

The commission heard from members of the National Catholic Safeguarding Commission of England and Wales last week

Second Mexican priest murdered in his church in less than two weeks

This brings the total number of priests murdered in Mexico to 23 in the last six years

Alfie Evans ‘breathing unaided’ after life support removed

His life support was removed after his parents lost a last-ditch appeal on Monday evening

Pope names three laywomen to Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

The decision to appoint the women to full membership of the CDF has been described as ‘historic’


Are you going to Rosary on the Coast? Send us your pictures & experiences

This could be a significant moment for Catholics in Britain.

Alfie Evans’s life is an inspiring witness to dignity and hope

The courage and dedication of his parents is an inspiration, as is the unqualified support of Pope Francis

Why we need the parable of the prodigal son

The parable is one of the most popular in Christianity

Why Catholics should have a great sense of humour

A book on self-esteem by a Benedictine monk reminds us how faith makes us joyful

The ‘Windrush’ scandal shows how callous the government can be

Theresa May and Amber Rudd seem to have forgotten the virtue of charity

Fun and fresh book appeals to hipster Catholics with spiritual swagger

Fresh and original, fun and clever, the book is laden with authentic church teaching

Analysis: America’s new heavyweight

Is Newark’s archbishop emerging as the leader of the ‘Francis party’?

Britain’s great rosary revival

On Sunday April 29, more than 10,000 Catholics will gather around Britain’s coast to say the rosary

Iceland is the latest front in the war on religious freedom

The proposed ban on male circumcision is another example of secular authorities itching to legislate on religious belief

Taking a ‘leap of faith’ doesn’t mean being irrational

Conversion involves trustfulness and self-surrender, not simply impulse

This is how to inspire young Catholics

An upbeat exploration of St John Paul II’s Theology of the Body shows the way forward for catechesis

Why is Macron courting the Church?

Macron wants Catholics to be more involved in public life. Could France’s secular settlement be under threat?