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Two nuns found dead in their Mississippi home

Two Mississippi Bureau of Investigation agents inspect a car in the garage of the home of two slain Catholic nuns on Thursday (AP)

The bodies of two nuns who served their community 'faithfully for many years' have been found at their home in Mississippi

Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington greets members of the Little Sisters of the Poor earlier this year (CNS photo/Jaclyn Lippelmann, Catholic Standard) See FORTNIGHT-CLOSING-MASS July 5, 2016.

Little Sisters of the Poor to leave St Louis after nearly 150 years

The sisters cited a decrease in sufficient vocations as the reason for their departure

Colombians celebrate the agreement between FARC and Colombia's government, in Bogota (AP)

Cafod praises historic peace deal between Colombia and rebel fighters

A peace deal has been reached in Colombia which will see the end to the longest internal armed conflict in the western hemisphere

A police van parked outside St Aloysius College in Hill Street, Glasgow earlier this year (PA)

Glasgow police say graffiti incident at Catholic school is a ‘hate crime’

Police said the graffiti was of a sectarian nature

Two Mississippi Bureau of Investigation agents inspect a car in the garage of the home of two slain Catholic nuns on Thursday (AP)

Two nuns found dead in their Mississippi home

The bodies of two nuns who served their community ‘faithfully for many years’ have been found at their home in Mississippi

Bishop Oscar Cantu of Las Cruces was amongst the signatories of the declaration (CNS)

Iranian and US Religious leaders condemn terrorism in joint declaration

US bishops and Iranian religious leaders vow to work together to fight extremism

The Pope has advised priests to be more understanding in areas such as divorce (CNS)

Teach future priests that life has grey areas, Pope urges Jesuits

In a meeting with 28 Jesuit priests, the Pope encouraged clergy to practice ‘spiritual discernment’ when advising those seeking help

Two nuns enjoy the sun on the beach (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Nuns cannot wear their habits on our beaches, says deputy mayor of Nice

The deputy mayor of Nice said that both habits and burkinis were banned on local beaches in an interview yesterday on Radio 4

Copies of Pope Francis's apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (CNS)

Scholars divided over authority of Amoris Laetitia

The canon lawyer Kurt Martens said that Amoris Laetitia had to be interpreted in line with previous Church teaching

Benedict XVI assisted by Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, left, and Archbishop Georg Ganswein, prefect of the papal household (CNS)

Benedict XVI says he felt he had a ‘duty’ to resign because of his health

In a new interview the Pope Emeritus reveals his decision was forced by his inability to travel to Rio

Rescuers make their way through destroyed houses following Wednesday's earthquake in Pescara Del Tronto, Italy (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Priest pulled from rubble says rescue was a ‘great miracle’

A priest and nun were among those who survived Wednesday’s earthquake against the odds

Irish Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Trustees agree to protect whistleblowers at Irish national seminary

Maynooth is under scrutiny after misgivings about the life and governance of the institution

Nuns wade in the sea at Copacabana beach during World Youth Day 2013 (AP Photo/Nicolas Tanner)

‘I can only think of our nuns’: Italian bishop criticises burkini ban

Secretary-general of the bishops’ conference points out that nuns and ‘peasant grandmothers’ stay covered up at the beach too

Oscar Wilde (AP)

Under today’s laws, Wilde’s relationships with boys would have earned him a harsher sentence

The law in Wilde’s time was not overly concerned with the age of his sexual partners

Gabriele Kuby, 2014 (Wikipedia, Derzsi Elekes Andor)

How Gabriele Kuby’s conversion led her to write about the sexual revolution

The author explains why she believes her book has helped spark resistance to the ‘gender revolution’

'Moderate' Bishop Kevin J. Farrell of the Diocese of Dallas. (CNS photo/Rebecca Kirstin Patton, The Texas Catholic)

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Britain’s Ordinariate is in peril. Here is how to save it

Hostility from the authorities, and apathy from its own clergy, have put the Ordinariate’s future in danger. But there could be a simple solution

A detail from the magnificent nave ceiling painted by Mildred Holland (Spencer Means)

Book review: A tender, modern portrait of a marriage

This stunning first novel about the ‘Michelangelo of Suffolk’ brings the 19th century vividly to life

Bishop Farrell heads the new dicastery (CNS)

The Pope reaches out to America


The appointment of Bishop Farrell suggests the Pope wants the Church in the US to move away from confrontation and towards dialogue

Pastor Joshua Nink prays over Donald Trump at First Christian Church, Iowa (AP)

So who’s praying for a Trump victory?

Polls suggest Trump is deeply unpopular among Catholics. So why do evangelicals find him so appealing?

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte 'war' is bound to fail  (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

The effects of President Duterte’s war on drugs will be catastrophic

The Philippines government is risking the worst of all outcomes

The Duke and Duchess of Norfolk have been living in different wings of Arundel Castle in West Sussex for 5 years (AP)

As the Duke and Duchess of Norfolk show, divorce isn’t always inevitable when a marriage breaks down

Perhaps the Duke and Duchess could share their experience of how they refounded their marriage with struggling couples

Women can discover a religious vocation in their fifties (CNS photo/Max Rossi, Reuters)

The Church must stop turning its back on older people who have religious vocations

Most religious communities and congregations will only accept candidates for the religious life into their thirties

Brendan Carroll as Mrs Brown (BBC)

I was snobbish about Mrs Brown’s Boys, until I watched it

The corny but hilarious Irish sitcom depicts the Church as a natural part of everyday life