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Catholic Herald View: Pope Francis has created an extraordinary opening for Catholicism in Asia

Bishops applaud as Pope Francis arrives for a meeting with the bishops of Asia at the Haemi shrine in Haemi, South Korea (CNS)

Francis seems to see the continent with a Catholic population of only three per cent as the spiritual battery that will power the Church

David Cameron claims to be pro-family, but now he must prove it

David Cameron (PA)

Only by challenging the social and the economic liberalism that pervades the Conservatives will the Prime Minister be able to claim victory for families

Morning Catholic must-reads: 19/08/14

Francis holds an airborne press conference on the flight back to Rome (AP)

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Why a French town became a haven for Jews fleeing from the Nazis

France's then-president Nicolas Sarkozy walks past the Wall of Names during his visit to the Shoah Memorial in Paris. In one part of France in particular locals resisted (AP Photo/Philippe Wojazer, pool)

A new book looks at a part of southern France where tight-knit communities saved Jewish lives

Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/08/14

Pope Francis preaches at the closing Mass of Asian Youth Day (AP)

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The Novus Ordo (despite EPII) is an orthodox and valid Mass: but the way it was introduced was part of the hermeneutic of rupture

Paul VI (CNS)

Despite Annibale Bugnini’s extreme ecumania, the protestant observers at the consilium were wrong: the sacrificial language of the new mass was still entirely Catholic

Last night’s prayer vigil for persecuted Christians was ecumenism at its very best

An Iraqi woman looks in a camp displaced Iraqis who fled from their towns after advances by Islamic militants take shelter in Najaf, Iraq (PA)

600 Christians came to intercede together before God for their persecuted middle-eastern brethren-in-Christ

It’s a shame our culture views chastity with such suspicion

Society views celibacy as a strange lifestyle choice

Contrary to popular assumptions, chastity is dynamic, creative and radical

Catholic Herald View: A just war: we must act to protect Iraq’s minorities

Iraqi children who fled their village with their family rest near their car at a Kurdish checkpoint, in the Khazer area between the Iraqi city of Mosul and the Kurdish city of Irbil, northern Iraq, Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Vatican is right to support US airstrikes against the Islamic State

How I moved from my megachurch to Catholicism

Former megachurch pastor Ulf Ekman

It caused uproar in Sweden when I left my Protestant ministry and became a Catholic