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Voters in Ireland pave way for abortion on demand

Referendum result ‘a tragedy of historic proportions’

German priest criticised for headscarf protest

Fr Wolfgang Sedlmeier tied scarf around his head during a Pentecost sermon

Voters in Ireland pave way for abortion on demand

Referendum result ‘a tragedy of historic proportions’

Exit poll suggests overwhelming victory for abortion in Ireland

The result would pave the way for radically permissive laws in the country

Abortion does not protect women’s rights, Vatican official says

Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic criticised the World Health Organisation’s stance on abortion

Remains of St John XXIII go on tour of his home diocese

The late Pope’s remains are travelling round the Diocese of Bergamo

Cardinal Arinze: we cannot share Communion with non-Catholics like beer or cake

Protestants who wish to receive Catholic Communion should become Catholic themselves, the Nigerian cardinal added

Morning Catholic must-reads: 25/05/18

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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’


Pope Francis has opened up a new path to becoming cardinal

The Pope will continue to surprise us with his choices

Why was Bishop Barros appointed in the first place?

Is the Church’s way of appointing bishops fit for purpose?

Are you prepared for the end?

A priest has written a clear, straightforward guide to preparing for death

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