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Pope Francis said ‘that you are gay does not matter’, abuse survivor claims

Juan Carlos Cruz said the Pope told him 'God made you like this and loves you like this'

Morning Catholic must-reads: 22/05/18

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Pope Francis celebrates first feast of ‘Mary, Mother of the Church’

The Church should have the attitude of a wife and a mother, the Pope said

Pope Francis said ‘that you are gay does not matter’, abuse survivor claims

Juan Carlos Cruz said the Pope told him ‘God made you like this and loves you like this’

The Holy Spirit changes hearts, Pope says on Pentecost

The Pope prayed that the Holy Spirit would ‘blow upon our world the soothing warmth of peace and the refreshing cool of hope’

Morning Catholic must-reads: 21/05/18

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Pope Francis names 14 new cardinals

The new cardinals come from 11 nations, including Iraq and Pakistan

Christians and Muslims must move from confrontation to cooperation, says cardinal

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran issues message as Ramadan begins

Pope to canonise Blesseds Paul VI and Oscar Romero on October 14

They will be canonised during the world Synod of Bishops

Guernsey rejects assisted suicide

The island’s legislature voted down a proposal to look into legalising the practice

Every Chilean bishop in Rome resigns

The bishops asked forgiveness from abuse survivors

Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos, advocate of the Traditional Mass, dies aged 88

The cardinal helped implement Summorum Pontificum

Meghan Markle’s Catholic school celebrates royal wedding

Students at Immaculate Heart school outside LA waved British and American flags at a pre-wedding party

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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?

The new Vatican document affirms that the economy must be people-centred

Oeconomicae et Pecuniariae Questiones has its limitations, but it rightly insists on the moral basis of the market

The best Vatican document on economics for some time

‘Oeconomicae et pecuniariae quaestiones’ is a serious and constructive contribution that ranks alongside ‘Rerum Novarum’

How the BBC lost (and found) the plot with Fr John Gerard

When a TV series claimed that Fr John Gerard blessed the Gunpowder Plot, I complained. The response was gratifying

Will tech giants sway Ireland’s abortion referendum?

By restricting online advertising, tech giants could tip the balance in this month’s abortion referendum

London’s anti-Catholic riots were the bloodiest in British history

This book extract explores the Gordon Riots of 1780, whipped up by anti-‘Papist’ hysteria

Tom Wolfe – the Evelyn Waugh of Wall Street

Wolfe drew on a tradition of conservative satire and politically incorrect social criticism

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