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'Europe has abandoned traditional morality, by and large, while other places have kept it' (CNS)

Responses to Pew Foundation survey suggests huge differences in opinion on moral questions between Catholics from different continents

Catholics don't need to take a shrill tone with followers of other traditions (PA)

Angry polemics usually give the impression that the Faith we hold rests on shaky foundations

Jean McConville (left) with three of her children before she vanished in 1972,

Whatever the background to the case, her killing cannot just be forgotten

St Joseph the worker sets an example to us all (PA)
Pope Francis referred to the Synod on Marriage and Family at the canonisation ceremony (PA)

Pope Francis’s homily yesterday seemed to be an insight into the upcoming Synod on Marriage and Family

Russian President Vladimir Putin (PA)

Dangers to religion from too close a relationship to the state are vividly illustrated by Putin today

Whatever Blair says, we cannot put aside differences with Russia and China (PA)

We cannot fight Islamism by siding with the forces of oppression

John Paul II prays during a Mass in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in 2003 Below: John XXIII pictured in the Vatican Gardens (CNS)

A pair of saints to be proud of

John XXIII was very much a man of the people, while John Paul II lived the Gospel without compromise

Judas betraying Jesus in The Taking of Christ by Caravaggio

Judas was perhaps the first person to hate God in terms we can understand

Ecce Homo by Antonio Ciseri

Pilate’s wife appears in one verse of St Matthew’s Gospel proclaiming Jesus’s innocence