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Caldey abbot apologises over failure to report abuse allegations

The abbot acknowledged that historical allegations should have been passed to the police

Caldey abbot apologises over failure to report abuse allegations

The abbot acknowledged that historical allegations should have been passed to the police

Pope Francis ‘to visit Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia next year’

The visit is reportedly being planned to mark the three nations’ declaration of independence from Russia

Morning Catholic must-reads: 23/11/17

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Pope adds meeting with powerful general to Burma programme

General Min Aung Hlaing heads the military, which remains highly influential in the country

ISIS group releases propaganda poster of Pope Francis being ‘beheaded’

The group has also warned of terror attacks at Christmas time

Pope Francis denounces ‘ideological colonisation’

It seeks to obliterate the past, eradicate cultural differences and leads to persecution, the Pope said

Morning Catholic must-reads: 22/11/17

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Vatican Museums to organise joint art shows with China

The exhibitions will be an act of ‘cultural diplomacy’, the Museums director said

Persecuted Christians in Iraq to join in Red Wednesday

A church in northern Iraq will light up in red, the Chaldean Archbishop of Erbil said

Pope Francis says Benedict XVI’s teaching is a ‘precious heritage’

Pope Benedict’s ‘prayer and his discreet and encouraging presence accompany us on our common journey,’ Pope Francis said

Pope names Brazilian cardinal as relator general of Youth Synod

Cardinal Sergio da Rocha will take one of the most important roles in organising the synod

Internet was ‘never meant for children’, says bishop

It is for the Church to ‘defend the dignity of children in the digital age,’ Bishop Sherrington said

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A funeral Mass is more than a consoling memorial

People don’t like to think of Purgatory – but praying for the dead is an important act of charity

Can Catholic schools resist the new gender confusion?

Our schools are under pressure to accept radical new ideas. Will they succumb?

National Gallery director: art lovers need to know the Bible

National Gallery director Gabriele Finaldi says the secular mind cannot fully comprehend religious art

If church schools won’t fight the cult of gender ideology, who will?

Gender relativism is an abdication of responsibility and a threat to the teaching of truth

Grace Mugabe is part of a long tradition of over-powerful wives

She may face a happier ending than some, however

Australia has voted for gay marriage – and religious freedom is already in peril

Social conservatives have found they are very much in the minority. Now their freedoms may be vanishing as well

A Christmas book that’s just far too cynical

Judith Flanders presents some fascinating cultural insights, but is too keen to play down the spirituality of the season

‘Charm is deceitful, and beauty empty’: a biblical jolt to our superficial age

From fashion to pornography, we are forgetting that we are bodies with souls

Why you should keep holy water in your home

Holy water can incite piety, put to flight the Devil and even bring about bodily health.

Why is the Vatican still negotiating with China’s sinister Orwellian state?

Xi Jinping, in having crosses replaced with portraits of himself, is possibly more egotistical than the Sun King ever was

The saint who founded a movement in response to Freemasonry

St Maximilian Kolbe formed the Knights of the Immaculate after seeing masonic celebrations in Rome

Adoration may seem useless – but the world needs it desperately

In adoring the Blessed Sacrament, our hearts are enlarged and our minds receive the truth

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