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Pope Francis apologises to abuse victims, but reaffirms support for Bishop Barros

The Pope also hinted that the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors would be reconstituted soon

Pope tells Davos: support the family and human dignity

Politicians should implement policies that favour the family, Pope Francis said

Dutch euthanasia regulator quits over dementia killings

The number of dementia patients killed by euthanasia has risen fourfold over the past five years

Belgian deacon on trial for killing 10 people

Deacon Ivo Poppe is accused of murdering at least 10 people while he was a nurse

Vatican ‘asks underground Chinese bishops to stand aside for government-backed ones’

A Vatican delegation reportedly asked two bishops to stand down as part of a deal with Chinese authorities

Ordain married men to serve isolated parishes, cardinal suggests

Cardinal Beniamino Stella, Prefect of the Congregation for Clergy, suggested the idea in a new book

Morning Catholic must-reads: 23/01/18

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Pope Francis apologises to abuse victims, but reaffirms support for Bishop Barros

The Pope also hinted that the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors would be reconstituted soon

VIDEO: Priests in cassocks take part in annual skiing competition

Dozens of clergy in cassocks took part Poland’s annual priest skiing competition on Saturday.

Pope celebrates Mass for 1.3 million people in Lima

The Mass was concelebrated by Cardinal Sean O’Malley, who had criticised the Pope’s defence of Bishop Barros

Morning Catholic must-reads: 22/01/18

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Pope Francis decries violence against women

Holy Father urges Peruvians to fight scourge of ‘femicide’

Pope’s words ‘a source of great pain’ for abuse survivors, says cardinal

Cardinal O’Malley implicitly rebukes Francis for accusing victims of ‘slander’ against bishop

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St Paul was one of the greatest wordsmiths of all time

A series of essays shows how we can incorporate his words into everyday life

Undivided: Four decades later, the March for Life is stronger than ever

Unlike the March for Women, the pro-life movement remains remarkably bipartisan

The March for Life is what a major political force looks like

There is a long way to go. But Friday’s event showed how far pro-lifers have come

The Catholic priest who was Robert Louis Stevenson’s spiritual father

Stevenson, a Presbyterian, recognised that Fr Damien was not simply kind or public-spirited but that he was holy

What’s really behind the push for ‘buffer zones’?

The abortion lobby is running scared. No wonder it’s targeting pro-lifers

The unorthodox nuns who taught Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle was educated by the Immaculate Heart Sisters of California – as I was. But the religion we were taught was quite different

What has the BBC done to Father Brown?

Chesterton’s clerical detective seems to have converted to Unitarianism

Liberalism is the child of Christianity. So why are Catholics turning against it?

In our age of extremes, some Catholics seem eager to attack liberalism. The implications are worrying

Profile: Damian Hinds, the Catholic being tipped as a future prime minister

The new Education Secretary voted for same-sex marriage. But he could be the man who lifts restrictions on Catholic schools

We should force criminals to confront their moral failings

A former prison psychiatrist condemns the culture of ‘therapy’ around rehabilitation

Churchill’s cardinal: why Arthur Hinsley deserves to be better known

As the war hung in the balance, Cardinal Hinsley urged Churchill to carry on fighting Hitler

Three months after the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, her voice is still important

Since her murder, ‘DCG’ has been deservedly hailed as a heroic journalist

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