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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (PA)

Mother Teresa persuaded Clinton to open a home for orphaned children, and we should follow the feisty nun’s example

A Saudi Arabian woman at a gift shop in Riyadh (AP)

Saudi Arabia’s crackdown on St Valentine’s Day might be ridiculous but it is also understandable

Archbishop of Kaigama of Jos (CNS)

Archbishop Kaigama is prepared to defend the unfashionable

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, right, shares a joke with Sir Charles Darwin, grandson of  scientist Charles Darwin in 1958 (PA)

Many of the Darwin connections are people of the utmost note

A children's hospital in Belgium. The country has voted to legalise child euthanasia (AP Photo/Yves Logghe, File)

A new dark step has been taken across the Channel

Pope Francis prays before the icon of Mary "Salus Populi Romani" (CNS)

As Pope Francis says, only God can teach us to accept His love

Archbishop Dieudonne Nzapalainga of Bangui  (CNS photo/Sam Phelps, Reuters)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 14/02/14

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

A couple pcitured moments after becoming engaged in St Peter's square (CNS)

The Church trains priests for seven years. So why does it only prepare some couples for marriage in a single day?

A board shows the result of today's child euthanasia vote (AP)

Belgium’s chilly detachment from the sick and dependent is widening

Pope Pius XII (CNS)

The NCR’s scepticism is shared by the author of Hitler’s Pope: shouldn’t that in itself give pause for thought?