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Pope Francis calls for fasting and prayer after Pennsylvania abuse report

Lay Catholics should join in the penance to convert the whole Church, the Pope said

Eucharist is a taste of heaven on earth, Pope Francis says

‘Every time that we participate in the Holy Mass, we hasten heaven on earth,’ he said.

Pope Francis calls for fasting and prayer after Pennsylvania abuse report

Lay Catholics should join in the penance to convert the whole Church, the Pope said

Indiana bishop will release list of accused abusers in his diocese

Bishop Rhoades said victims should see the names of their abusers made public ‘for all to see’

Morning Catholic must-reads: 20/08/18

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Cardinal Wuerl will not attend the World Meeting of Families

Cardinal was heavily criticised in the Pennsylvania grand jury report

Philadelphia archdiocese ‘looking into sexual harassment claims’

The claims are related to a blog post that also implicated a seminary in Boston

Bishops who hid abuse should resign, says Pennsylvania prelate

Bishop Lawrence Persico of Erie said bishops who covered up abuse must go

Doctors could be allowed to end lives of patients with degenerative diseases

Campaigners have branded the proposals ‘euthanasia by stealth’

Vatican expresses ‘shame and sorrow’ at Pennsylvania report

The Holy See called for accountability for abusers and leaders who covered up their crimes

Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/08/18

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Cardinal O’Malley withdraws from World Meeting of Families

The cardinal said he would not attend due to ‘important matters pertaining to the pastoral care’ at a diocesan seminary

Archdiocese takes down website defending Cardinal Wuerl’s handling of sex abuse

‘In hindsight, it was a mistake,’ the website’s creator said

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Lottery funding has helped revive a famous Merseyside church

The ‘Dome of Home’ is being restored to its former glory

American bishops should ditch the lawyers

Right now, the Church resembles a broken-down family. Bishops must speak like ordinary people

Africa’s priests are ‘disappearing’ in Europe

African dioceses are increasingly concerned at the number of priests absconding

Well done to Bishop Vasa for banning ‘Communion Services’

Lay-led services invite a parody of the Mass. Bishops must exercise discipline where necessary

Has the Vatican forgotten St John Paul II’s great encyclical on moral life?

Veritatis Splendor was not referenced once in nearly 400 notes accompanying Amoris Laetitia. It cannot be ignored

Turkey’s Christians are facing increasing persecution. We cannot forget them

The case of Pastor Brunson shows the challenges that Christians face under Erdogan

Was the US right to drop the atomic bombs? The answer is more difficult than you think

Ethical issues around the bombings have never been resolved

The bishops will have to sacrifice power and privilege to resolve the abuse crisis

Many Catholics no longer trust them to handle the issue

Everyone should support ‘Life’ in its courageous attempt to tell the truth about abortion

Does Lambeth Council think pro-life views are so dangerous that the public needs protecting from them?

Would a mass resignation of bishops hurt the US Church? Quite the opposite

Policies have slowly improved. But as a matter of justice, individual prelates should admit wrongdoing and step down

‘We can change things one life at a time’: pro-life centres provide homes for women in need

Chris Bell founded Good Counsel to help women in crisis pregnancy

Poverty has returned with a vengeance. It’s time for reform

The rise of food banks tells a clear story. The government must address the welfare system and employment law

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