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Academics appeal to cardinals: advise Pope to withdraw ‘scandalous’ Catechism change

In an open letter, scholars and clergy say that Scripture teaches the death penalty can be legitimate

Morning Catholic must-reads: 16/08/18

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Academics appeal to cardinals: advise Pope to withdraw ‘scandalous’ Catechism change

In an open letter, scholars and clergy say that Scripture teaches the death penalty can be legitimate

On the feast of the Assumption, Pope Francis asks for consolation for all who suffer

The Pope prayed for the 38 people who died the previous day in the Genoa bridge collapse

Cardinal Wuerl named in Pennsylvania grand jury report, responds to criticism

Cardinal Wuerl defended his record of handling sexual abuse allegations

Pope names new deputy Secretary of State

Venezuelan Archbishop Edgar Pena Parra will take up a key role in the Vatican

Morning Catholic must-reads: 15/08/18

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

Pennsylvania report reveals harrowing record of abuse in six dioceses

The long-awaited report contained a searing condemnation of Church officials

Australian archbishop to live under house arrest

Archbishop Philip Wilson was convicted of failing to report child abuse

Vatican adviser: Pope ‘breaks Catholic traditions whenever he wants’

Fr Thomas Rosica said the Church is now ‘ruled by an individual rather than by… its own dictates of tradition plus Scripture’

Pro-life charity launches legal action after being evicted from London show

‘Life’ claim Lambeth Council breached their right to freedom of expression

Morning Catholic must-reads: 14/08/18

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

10,000 sign petition to stop Fr James Martin speaking at World Meeting of Families

Organisers say they will not change the line-up

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Three prayers for the Assumption

August 15 is the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The shallow arguments against religion that refuse to die

Malkin is like one of those tiresome people who accost you in a bar

Joyce Kilmer: the ‘Apostle to Bohemia’ who died in battle

On the centenary of his death, Joyce Kilmer speaks to our own turmoil

Canonical reform won’t end the abuse crisis. But it can help

Public penance should be the first response. Then let’s look at some basic improvements to canon law

Narcos is truthful, poignant – and ethically dubious

Increasingly, I find myself watching drama series where I feel manipulated

A novelist who loved to keep the reader guessing

If you haven’t tried Henry James, the master of ambiguity, this summer would be a good time to start

The Church already has the tools to deal with failing bishops. But will anyone use them?

The Church needs to be willing to act, and use structures already in place

A fairer media and powerful pro-life women: how Argentina succeeded where Ireland failed

Pro-abortion campaigners used similar tactics in both countries, but Argentina resisted

‘We need to be prepared to be really counter-cultural’: How Catholic parents can raise saints

Roy Peachey explains the secrets to good Catholic education

To start the healing process, the US bishops should consider doing public penance

Whether with a Holy Hour or sackcloth and ashes, prelates can make reparation for the sins of their brother bishops

Our Catholic heritage is full of treasures. Let’s bring them into the classroom

We need a revived Catholic curriculum to reclaim our cultural inheritance, from Bede to ‘Lepanto’

How Paul VI and John Paul II defended moral truth

In Veritatis Splendor, John Paul II gave an uncompromising defence of Humanae Vitae

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