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Print edition 12.10.12

October 12 2012

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Pope’s homily on the opening of the Year of Faith

Challenge of Vatican II, he says, was to make ‘the truth and beauty of the faith shine out in our time’

Benedict XVI: ‘The documents of Vatican II are a compass for the life of the Church’

At his weekly general audience Pope Benedict XVI reflected on the importance of the Council

Print edition 05.10.12

October 5 2012

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Debate: Should we be celebrating the Second Vatican Council?

Bishops gathered in St Peter's for the Second Vatican Council (Photo: CNS)

Or should we be urgently seeking to fix the damage it did to the Church?

Pope arrives in Loreto to pray for the Year of Faith and Synod of Bishops

Benedict XVI is following the journey that John XXIII took 50 years ago, when the Second Vatican Council was about to begin

Print edition 28.09.12

September 28 2012

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Debate: Is it helpful to describe British secular society as a ‘culture of death’?

The Houses of Parliament (Photo: PA)

Or is the phrase too hostile for non-believers to engage with it properly?

Print edition 21.09.12

September 21 2012

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Debate: Do graphic images of abortion help the pro-life cause?

A pro-lifer protests outside an abortion clinic

Do they close minds, or open them?