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Cardinal Sarah: Communion in the hand part of ‘diabolical attack’ on Eucharist

The cardinal called for greater respect for the Blessed Sacrament

German bishops’ guidelines allow Communion for Protestant spouses in ‘certain circumstances’

The Protestant must ‘affirm the faith of the Catholic Church’ and wish to end ‘serious spiritual distress’

Diocese says cardinal’s ‘nighty-night, baby’ tweet was meant for sister

The cardinal tweeted: ‘Supposed to be airborne in 10 minutes. Nighty-night, baby. I love you.’

Bishop denies Communion to pro-abortion senator

Senator Durbin was one of 14 Catholics to vote against the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Bill

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Catholics should not be afraid to enter public life

The MP said people were overwhelmingly supportive of his decision to speak his mind, even if they disagreed with his views

Cardinal Sarah: Communion in the hand part of ‘diabolical attack’ on Eucharist

The cardinal called for greater respect for the Blessed Sacrament

Chileans speak to Vatican team sent to investigate abuse cover-up charges

Their testimony comes as the main investigator, Archbishop Scicluna, continues to recover in hospital

Morning Catholic must-reads: 23/02/18

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Cardinal Nichols lends support to Rosary on the Coast

The campaign now has 60 confirmed locations around the British coast

It’s important to tell the story of God’s mercy, says producer of ‘Paul, Apostle of Christ’

The film is released in the US on March 23

Vatican judge accused of possessing child pornography accepts plea deal

He has resigned his position on the Roman Rota

Nearly 50,000 baptisms registered in China in 2017, says Vatican agency

The province of Hebei topped this list with 11,899

Morning Catholic must-reads: 22/02/18

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How focusing on Catholicism’s beauty can lead people to the faith

Bishop Robert Barron believes once people are hooked on beauty, they are more receptive to the truths of the faith

The cardinal who rebuked the Pope

Why did the Archbishop of Boston publicly confront the Pope over the case of a Chilean bishop?

When God came to the Big Brother house

Those wanting more than the rat race are ready to listen – even when starring on reality TV

The secret defiance of England’s private chapels

They may seem decadent, but they kept the faith alive in the wake of the Reformation

Has the world forgotten about Syria?

Around 300,000 people are under siege, yet the world seems to prefer to ignore them

The shocking case that shows how far the Vatican has to go in child protection

Everyone in Rome says they want an end to abuse scandals. But will they do what it takes?

The climbdown over the Nigerian bishop shows something is changing in the Vatican

On the Ahiara dispute and on Bishop Barros, the Vatican has radically changed course

Italian voters may be about to reject the Church’s words on immigration

The Church must address the difference between refugees and economic migrants

Newman teaches us a whole new way to look at history

He understood how the atheist view impoverishes our understanding of the rise of Christianity

Why we must protect the conscience rights of medical professionals

Is it really such a radical idea to think healthcare professionals should not be forced to help in procedures to which they morally object?

Walther’s Saints of the Week: 18 – 24 February

Including a great English martyr and a monk famed for his icon painting

How Newman inspired the German resistance

It is 75 years since anti-Nazi demonstrators took the action which would lead to their executions

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