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Benedict XVI says charities should not receive money from groups that ‘pursue ends contrary to the Church’s teaching’

Pope Benedict XVI (Photo: PA)

Pope speaks to staff and students of college on 650th anniversary

Vatican Pope Pallium

Pope joins Twitter

Holy Father will send his first tweet next week

A detail from the Miracle of St Francis Xavier by Peter Paul Rubens

St Francis Xavier (December 3), one of the most remarkable travellers in history, was perceptive about the cruelties of colonialism

Daily readings: December 2 – 8

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

November 30 2012

Print edition 30.11.12

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First Sunday of Advent: Jer 33:14-16; Ps 25; 1 Thes 3:12-4:2; Lk 21:25-28, 34-36

Archbishop Müller, prefect of the CDF (Photo: CNS)

Archbishop Müller says ‘hermeneutic of reform in continuity’ was the only possible interpretation

Enda Kenny has promised 'swift action' following a study group's report (Photo: PA)

Government likely to introduce legislation to allow abortion in limited circumstances


Who was to blame for the First World War?

A new book looks at the many culprits who caused the catastrophe