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Six doctrinal points were reaffirmed at a conference in Rome, where speakers reflected on the role of the papacy

Nearly one in ten young men on course for ordination in the US was homeschooled

Paul Swarbrick was installed as Bishop of Lancaster on the Feast of the Annunciation

Speakers told a conference on Humanae Vitae of the need to evangelise society through the teaching of the Catholic Church

They were also told not to defend the ‘Dictator Pope’ book or author Henry Sire

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

Here is a selection of quotations from “Gaudete et Exsultate” (“Rejoice and Be Glad”), Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on holiness:

It is a mistake to think of Satan as just a myth, the Pope said

Holiness, he says, is not based on prayer alone but on also serving those in need and in self-control