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John Paul II’s Familiaris Consortio was clear on the matter – and in line with Church teaching

'The crisis in social care is the sign of a much wider crisis in society' (PA)

Far too many old people are placed in care homes, rather than being looked after by their families

Cardinal Wilfrid Napier of Durban at the Catholic University of America in Washington last year (CNS)

Virtually every priest who has worked in Africa knows that this is a serious pastoral issue

People take part in a vigil at Trafalgar Square, London, after the New Year attack on an Istanbul nightclub (AP)

2017 is set to be another bleak year unless serious progress in tackling terrorism is made

Pope Francis delivers his message to prelates on the occasion of his Christmas greetings to the Roman Curia (AP)

Nearly four years into the reign of Pope Francis, we still do not know what his reformed Roman Curia might look like

ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi in 2014 (AP)

The extremists can’t resist a public platform. So let’s subject their ideas to real scrutiny

An unnamed gunman pictured shortly after shooting the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

It’s time all nations stopped enabling repressive regimes

A family prays before dinner (CNS photo/Nancy Phelan Wiechec)

How to make your home a domestic church

It is clear from the Holy Scriptures, that the Catholic faith is something that happens in a domestic setting

A Syrian man walks past posters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo (AP)

Fragile countries have collapsed into civil war and flailing politicians have proved incapable of stopping the mayhem

Men carry a coffin of a victim of the Sunday cathedral bombing (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Egypt is a dangerous country for Christians, and it is not going to change in the foreseeable future