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We need to strive for an ever more perfect Union

The chief moral reason for supporting the Union is because we are committed to peace, Fr Lucie-Smith says (PA)

That the Union is not perfect is an obvious point but no human institution is perfect

Both sides fire shots over Communion for remarried as ‘doctrinal war’ breaks out

Cardinal Kasper (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal Kasper tells Italian newspaper that he stands with Pope Francis

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Archbishop-elect Anthony Fisher outside St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney, in 2008 (CNS)

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It is time Catholics confronted the Government’s ‘trojan horse’ threatening faith schools

Catholic schools must be allowed to teach Catholic morals, says Francis Phillips (PA)

OFSTED inspectors are imposing a rigid “Equalities Act” agenda on faith schools

There is so much at stake at next month’s family synod

Pope Francis will convene the October Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in a few weeks

If the synod is badly handled we will have to live with the results for years to come

The reinterment of Richard III in a Protestant cathedral demonstrates how firmly in place still is the anti-Catholic ascendancy his defeat at Bosworth made possible

A facial reconstruction of King Richard III (CNS)

There will be no prayers for his soul at this interfaith farrago in the presence of leaders of ‘the world faiths’ and the archbishop of Canterbury

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 17/09/14

Pope Francis arrives for the general audience (AP)

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Thank God for Jung Chang, who told the truth about China

Jung Chang talks to journalist during opening ceremony of the Irrawaddy Literary Festival in February 2013 (PA)

There is no one better than a repentant fanatic to tell us how wicked fanaticism can be

Morning Catholic must-reads: 16/09/14

Cardinal Rodríguez: 'Further violence is never the answer' (AP)

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Books blog: Families must work together to stay strong in our society

Newly married couples kneel as Pope Francis celebrates the marriage rite for 20 couples during a Mass in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on Sunday (CNS)

The Turning argues that parents who want to instil traditional values in their children can’t do so alone