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A Central American migrant  practises scaling boxcars in Arriaga, Mexico (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/07/14

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Michael Gove has been appointed Conservative Chief Whip (PA)

The outgoing Education Secretary wanted to revitalise the Catholic school system, but he only met heel-dragging and indifference

Cardinal Vincent Nichols in Westminster Cathedral (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 16/07/14

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

The Church of England has voted to allow women to become bishops  (PA)

From a Catholic point of view, nothing much has changed – it is the principle of female ordination that is the sticking point.

'How many people who aren’t terminally-ill and are contemplating suicide, consider themselves a burden on their families?' (PA)

If assisted suicide is legalised we must hope doctors don’t share Polly’s point of view

The Archbishop of Canterbury, second right, arrives for the synod vote (PA)

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu is the latest high-profile figure to come out in favour of changing the law (PA)

We’re running out of cash to care for a rising number of elderly people. That is why we are talking about ‘assisted dying’

Abortion has threatened doctor's consicence rights. Won't assisted suicide do the same? (PA)

Cases such as Dr Chazan’s should make us think twice

Pope Francis waves as he arrives for yesterday's Angelus (AP)

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There is much confusion about Church teaching ahead of the Synod (CNS)

We are in such an atmosphere of uncertainty that even Jane Fonda can love the pope because she thinks he hates dogma: something has to give