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Eritrean migrants in Lampedusa

Bishops’ Conference criticise decision not to support migrant rescue services in the Mediterranean

As part of the Affordable Care Act, the US Department of Health and Human Services requires nearly all employers to cover contraceptives (AP)

Ave Maria University was was days away from having to pay fines to US government

Cardinal Nichols participated in the Extraordinary Synod on the Family (PA)

Cardinal Nichols made the call in a pastoral letter to his diocese

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Print Edition: 24 October 2014

This week we bring you extensive coverage of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family including an eye witness account from Bishop Paul Butler on “the synod’s 15 most amazing minutes” and Mark Shea on why we shouldn’t panic about this moment in the Church’s history. Meanwhile R J Stove writes about the Catholic composer who […]

Taylor Swift (PA)

Pop star delighted with Boston College video in support of faith initiative

The Bill would clarify that sex-selective abortion is illegal (PA)

MPs to debate sex-selective abortion Bill

Fiona Bruce MP has initiated the Ten-Minute Rule Bill

Cardinal Wilfrid Napier arriving at the synod (CNS)

Updated translation of mid-term report released by Vatican

Catholics will be allowed to eat meat on Friday December 26, this year (PA)

Boxing Day this year falls on a Friday when Catholics are usually asked to abstain from meat

Cardinal Kasper says that the Pope agrees with him on Communion for the divorced and re-married (PA)

The Church needs a leader now not a life coach

The retired cardinal said married priests could solve the problem of priests shortages in some dioceses (©Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor added that celibacy had been a gift to the Church