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Pope Francis meets survivors of clerical sexual abuse

Pope Francis held a private meeting with survivors during his visit to Chile

Bishop accuses BBC of ‘pro-abortion bias’

Bishop John Keenan criticised the BBC’s coverage of Maria Caulfield

10,000 petition Cardinal Sarah over ‘inadequate’ digital organ in St Peter’s Basilica

The petition says the organ ‘awkwardly tries to imitate’ a real instrument ‘without succeeding in any way’

Ealing Council moves closer to banning prayer vigils outside abortion clinics

The council will begin an eight-week consultation on the proposal later this month

Dolores O’Riordan ‘took a lot of influence from her spirituality’, bishop says

The Cranberries singer spoke frequently about her Catholic faith

Pope Francis meets survivors of clerical sexual abuse

Pope Francis held a private meeting with survivors during his visit to Chile

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Pope Francis asks forgiveness from victims of clerical sex abuse

His words came as vandals attacked another church in Santiago

Vatican: award for pro-abortion politician ‘not an endorsement’ of her views

The honour handed to abortion activist Lilianne Ploumen was standard diplomatic practice, the Vatican said

Pope Francis flies over Argentina, raising questions of when he’ll visit

Nearly five years into his pontificate, Pope Francis still has not visited his homeland

Pope lands in Chile amid heightened security

Multiple churches were firebombed days before the Pope’s arrival

Morning Catholic must-reads: 16/01/18

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20 per cent of non-religious people pray, poll finds

A significant number of non-believers turn to God in times of crisis, a survey suggests

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We should force criminals to confront their moral failings

A former prison psychiatrist condemns the culture of ‘therapy’ around rehabilitation

Churchill’s cardinal: why Arthur Hinsley deserves to be better known

As the war hung in the balance, Cardinal Hinsley urged Churchill to carry on fighting Hitler

Three months after the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, her voice is still important

Since her murder, ‘DCG’ has been deservedly hailed as a heroic journalist

Bishop Egan: Why churches should stay unlocked and open to all

A locked church deprives people of a chance to visit the Lord

The extraordinary power of a 500-year-old arm

St Francis Xavier’s arm is touring Canada

It’s time for the monks to hand over control of Downside

As on old boy, I think we must face up to the dismal truth about the school

Our faith grows when we stop sentimentalising God

The false concept of a ‘nice God’ is a ‘constant temptation to tame the divine’

If there is one reform the Church needs, it’s an end to clerical authoritarianism

Anger and condemnation from superiors can breed division. But better systems of accountability could help

Blessing same-sex couples won’t save the German Church

Catholicism cannot be reinvented as if from a clean slate in every generation

St Augustine teaches us how to think about Catholic strategy in a liberal era

The saint’s writings can help Catholics to judge regimes as more or less ideal

Liturgy and sexuality: the battle over Paul VI

Liberals will welcome his canonisation as a celebration of liturgical reforms. However, there’s one big obstacle.

When churches close: the day of reckoning for St Winifride’s

A 14-year battle over the closure of an Aberystwyth church exposes the stark realities of Welsh Catholicism today

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