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Having kids won’t doom your country, says #PostcardsForMacron creator

'High fertility is not the product of ignorance,' says Dr Catherine Pakaluk

Morning Catholic must-reads: 23/10/18

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Church needs fewer and better seminaries, says seminary prof

Fr Thomas Berg said seminarians need spiritual and emotional support

How St. John Paul II began his papacy, 40 years ago

John Paul II admitted he was ‘a bishop full of trepidation, conscious of his unworthiness’

Morning Catholic must-reads: 22/10/18

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Synod groups on sexuality: Church welcomes all, calls all to conversion

None of the synod groups used the term ‘LGBT’

Having kids won’t doom your country, says #PostcardsForMacron creator

‘High fertility is not the product of ignorance,’ says Dr Catherine Pakaluk

Barcelona’s Sagrada Família finally gets building permit 130 years too late

The basilica owed millions of euros in back payments

Viganò tells Ouellet: Yes, the Vatican had detailed proof of McCarrick’s wrongdoing

Archbishop Viganò says the Vatican had documentary evidence, but that officials either failed to act or were prevented from doing so

‘Pro-life is pro-science’: theme for Washington March for Life announced

‘Unique From Day One: Pro-Life Is Pro-Science’ will be the theme of January’s march

Pennsylvania abuse investigation will include Ukrainian archeparchy

A former official said that, to the best of his knowledge, the archeparchy has never had a reported case of abuse

Federal agents investigate abuse in Pennsylvania dioceses

The US Justice Department is stepping in to the Pennsylvania abuse crisis

Morning Catholic must-reads: 19/10/18

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This abortion campaign could have staggering consequences – especially for Northern Ireland

Diana Johnson’s Bill is unlikely to become law – but it is part of a campaign for an extreme legislative shake-up

Why I’m doing the Eastern Nativity Fast

As Advent and Christmas become increasingly commercialised, the Byzantine fast is the perfect antidote

The number of US nuns is collapsing – but there are still signs of growth

The number of women religious in the US has declined from nearly 200,000 in 1965 to just 47,000 in 2016

Is dying a form of art?

A new book urges us to rediscover the art of dying well

Letters from the Synod-2018: October 22

Pandering won’t do

Cardinal Wuerl’s resignation was accepted, but he remains in place

There is every sign to believe he will remain a major power-broker

St John Paul II’s challenge for the synod

‘Do not be afraid of the love that places clear demands on people,’ John Paul wrote

Anjem Choudary is free to speak – but that does not mean we have to give him a platform

Even more importantly, we do not have to treat his words with respect

Britain rediscovers the rosary

There is a resurgence of Marian piety in Britain after an ebb of more than half a century

Letters from the Synod-2018: October 19

Reports and Commentary, from Rome and Elsewhere, on the XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

St Paul VI saved my son

The isolated, gloomy Pontiff is a sympathetic figure – and I have an extra reason to be grateful to him

The ‘gay cake’ verdict is a victory – but for what?

The Christian bakers won their case, but the fight for religious freedom is not over yet