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Chinese official says Beijing will keep tight grip on Church

Church leaders asked to ensure the 'Sinicisation of religion'

Chinese official says Beijing will keep tight grip on Church

Church leaders asked to ensure the ‘Sinicisation of religion’

After protests over Satanic monument, city removes all religious symbols from memorial

An atheist group invited a Satanic Temple to put up the monument as an act of provocation

Transport minister: Benedict XVI was right about relativism

John Hayes said that we have ‘lost our faith in beauty, because we have lost our faith in ideals’

Catholic group sends 15 Virgin Mary statues to Iraq to replace ones destroyed by ISIS

A French Catholic group has sent the new statues from Lourdes to Erbil, where they will be carried through the streets in procession

A stag do in Edinburgh gets off to an unusual start – with Mass at the city’s cathedral

The groom, a student from Glasgow, said it was a great way to prepare for marriage

Bishop rides Harley adorned with a Vatican flag for motorbike rally

The parade raised funds for a Sisters of Mercy project for the homeless

Morning Catholic must-reads: 21/07/17

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German commissioner urges Cardinal Müller to apologise over Regensburg choir scandal

An investigation found at least 547 former members of the Regensburg Domspatzen boys choir were subjected to some form of abuse

Catholic cathedral shelters 2,000 Muslims as violence flares in Central African Republic

Families took refuge there two months ago after attacks by the anti-Balaka militia

Facebook blames disappearance of Catholic pages on technical glitch

Twenty-five Catholic fan pages whose followers numbered in the millions had been removed without explanation on Monday

Former Telegraph editor: Pope Francis’s papacy has an ‘intellectual deficiency’

Charles Moore said he was glad Pope Francis had been elected, but that the Pontiff may be causing confusion

Morning Catholic must-reads: 20/07/17

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Why Cardinal Sarah’s liturgical ‘reconciliation’ plan won’t work

The cardinal’s plan is well intentioned, but the new lectionary and calendar would be too confusing if applied to the Old Rite

The cycling legend and devout Catholic who risked his life to protect Jews

Gino Bartali won the Tour de France twice and defied Mussolini. He also helped a cardinal to save Jewish lives in the 1940s

Can Catholics still create great art? One man is showing the way

Maltese artist Manuel Farrugia shows we shouldn’t write off Catholic art just yet

What Father Brown can teach us about the Ten Commandments

Detective stories are generally seen as leisure reading for a mind at rest; not so this new compilation from Ignatius Press

Is it too easy to become a saint?

Critics say that a new path to canonisation lowers the bar, but it is less revolutionary than they think

These two books on gay Catholics are a missed opportunity

Fr James Martin and Daniel Mattson miss out some of the main struggles facing LGBT Catholics

Conservative Anglicans are close to despair. Is the CofE about to split?

As an Anglican, I used to think theological liberalism was on the wane. Not any more

Cardinal Sarah’s challenge to traditionalists

Cardinal Sarah uses the term ‘reconciliation’ because moving towards his vision begins with a change of heart

How modern architects ripped society apart

Towns across England have been marred by inexplicably bad planning, but the outlook is improving

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Vatican hospital scandal – here’s what you need to know

The former president and treasurer of the Bambino Gesù hospital are to go on trial, charged with embezzlement

The Christian sense and sensibility of Jane Austen

Jane Austen was Low Church but she had high religious ideals