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Those who practice mercy do not fear death, Pope Francis has said (PA)

It strikes me that the push for euthanasia in this country is driven by a cadre of influential atheists with a fear of death

Pope Francis meets a child in St Peter's Square (AP)

Bishop Athanasius Schneider of Kazakhstan has proved himself in tune with the Pontiff’s pronouncement on abortion in Evangelii Gaudium

Commitment is difficult but rewarding

A new booklet on the decline of marriage should concern us

Former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey (PA) Below: 'Anglicans and Christians might as well be 'talking on the moon' (Christian Adams)

Buildings can decay, religious communities die but each generation invariably throws up new holy people who run with the torch of the Christian faith

Hell: is a bad place to be

I shivered when I listened to the Radio 4 broadcast this week

Saint Thérèse of Lisieux is renowned for her fidelity and obedience (CNS)

Why are Catholics so disobedient?

None of us is immune from the temptation to dissent

Cardinal Gerhard Muller (CNS)

Much confusion could have been avoided

Canon John Redford

Remembering the gracious priest who worked at the Maryvale Institute for many years

Nigel Farage (PA)

UK politicians who support Christian values could learn a lot from straight-talking Timo Soini

Cardinal Peter Erdo, the relator for next year's synod (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal Peter Erdo, a leading canon lawyer, says the Synod will be based on Church teaching, not public opinion