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Stt John XXIII was reputed for his love of good food (CNS)

Are there any Italian Catholics who don’t like food?

Thorbjorn Jagland, chairman of the Nobel committee (Photo: PA)

In many ways the accolade is a sign of acceptability among the world’s great and good

Pope Francis celebrates the opening Mass for the synod in St Peter's Basilica (AP)

The concept of gradualism is as old as Christianity itself

Today is the Feast of the Most Holy Rosary (PA)

Destructive bombs have nothing to do with God

Bishop Kieran Conry (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

We need to find out why canon law failed to prevent this current mess from occurring

We need to believe in the Church as a theological reality (AP)

Whenever we are tempted to compromise with middle-class, liberal mores, we need to ‘choose Catholic’

Bishop Kieran Conry (Mazur/Catholicchurch.org.uk)

Let us all – and not just Bishop Kieran Conry – consider our position in the light of redemption

Pilgrims photograph the body of Padre Pio in San Giovanni Rotondo (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

‘Brusque to the point of being rude’, the Italian saint was only interested in one personality – the Son of God

A street performer plays guitar outside Bath Abbey (PA)

Correct interaction between the secular and the sacred is vital for a healthy society

Pope Francis blesses 20 couples at a wedding last week, less than a month before the Synod (CNS)

Believe it or not, many millions of Catholics around the world have no recourse to an annulment process at all