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Pope marries flight attendants on papal plane in Chile

The couple were unable to marry sacramentally after their church was destroyed in an earthquake

Pope marries flight attendants on papal plane in Chile

The couple were unable to marry sacramentally after their church was destroyed in an earthquake

Palliative care nurses quit ‘houses of euthanasia’

Belgian nurses say the country’s growing euthanasia culture is in ‘complete contradiction’ to their training

Donald Trump to address Washington March for Life

The President will address the march via satellite link

Nicola Sturgeon ‘appropriate’ choice for Cardinal Winning Lecture, bishop says

Critics say the decision to invite her is ‘shameful’, given her support for abortion

‘Buffer zones’ could force Canadian March for Life to change route

The march traditionally passes in front of at least one clinic

Christians should ‘convert to ecumenism’, cardinal says

Cardinal Koch said the Church needs a ‘self-evangelisation that includes conversion’ to the ecumenical cause

Missile alert prompts Hawaii bishop to give rare ‘general absolution’

Bishop Larry Silva gave the absolution after Hawaiians received a false alert about a ballistic missile attack

Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/01/18

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

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


What’s really behind the push for ‘buffer zones’?

The abortion lobby is running scared. No wonder it’s targeting pro-lifers

The unorthodox nuns who taught Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle was educated by the Immaculate Heart Sisters of California – as I was. But the religion we were taught was quite different

What has the BBC done to Father Brown?

Chesterton’s clerical detective seems to have converted to Unitarianism

Liberalism is the child of Christianity. So why are Catholics turning against it?

In our age of extremes, some Catholics seem eager to attack liberalism. The implications are worrying

Profile: Damian Hinds, the Catholic being tipped as a future prime minister

The new Education Secretary voted for same-sex marriage. But he could be the man who lifts restrictions on Catholic schools

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 a 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’