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Home Office finally grants visa to Iraqi nun after rejecting her twice

Sister Ban Madleen, who fled Islamic State in 2014, was applying to visit her family

India to investigate Missionaries of Charity over baby-selling scandal

India will inspect all care homes run by the order founded by Mother Teresa

Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/07/18

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Home Office finally grants visa to Iraqi nun after rejecting her twice

Sister Ban Madleen, who fled Islamic State in 2014, was applying to visit her family

Virgin Mary statue ‘weeping olive oil’

The investigation continues into whether the phenomenon is a miracle

‘My conscience is clear’ says bishop accused of raping nun

The bishop said nun was targeting him after he launched an investigation into whether she was having an affair

Bishops pray for exorcism as anti-Catholic attacks continue in Nicaragua

The bishops will pray the prayer of exorcism to St Michael the Archangel later this week

Google celebrates priest who proposed Big Bang theory

The Google ‘doodle’ depicts Belgian priest and astronomer Fr Georges Lemaître

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Learn from tradition, Pope tells young people

‘It is from your roots that you will get the strength to continue,’ Pope Francis said

Change teaching on contraception, British minister tells Church

Penny Mordaunt spoke after meeting the President of the Pontifical Academy for Life

All baptised Christians must be missionaries, Pope Francis says

A baptized person who does not proclaim the Gospel is not a good Christian, the Pope added

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Dynastic dramas are so appealing because they’re about family values

As family coherence becomes a memory, we’ve developed a taste for watching tight-knit families on our screens

The Russian Orthodox believers who treat the Tsar like a God

The ‘god-tsarists’ form the most vocal and best organised minority in the Russian Orthodox Church

The Greyfriars are returning to Walsingham for the first time since the Reformation

The Conventual Franciscans are experiencing a revival in England

Some want to run the Church like a business. This is a very bad idea

While priests need admin skills, experience shows that turning the Church into a business leads to disaster

Catholics need to be courageous in showing the truth of our faith

Cardinal Nichols asks whether our schools live up to John Henry Newman’s ideals

Banning Orange marches would not solve the problem of anti-Catholicism

They may be distasteful, but banning things sets a dangerous precedent

The trouble with Catholic politicians

Politicians are ever more confident in declaring their Catholicism. But when it comes to the crunch, they are not exactly St Thomas More

After voting for abortion, why is Ireland still snapping up tickets for Pope Francis?

The rush to buy tickets for Pope Francis’s visit has surprised many observers

Cardinal Arinze: If Protestants want to receive Communion, they should become Catholic

Cardinal Arinze weighs in on the Communion debate – and recalls the saint who inspired his vocation

Why Trump picked Kavanaugh over ‘folk hero’ Amy Coney Barrett

There is a palpable sense of disappointment among conservative Christians, but are they right to be downbeat?

What Catholic evangelists can learn from General Petraeus

The US commander in Iraq provides some surprising lessons for the New Evangelisation

We should never forget the many martyrs who died for the Church in China

Countless people died for the sake of Chinese Christianity

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