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Here we go again. The Pope has used a stick in public, so speculation about his retirement has started up. But it’s quite simple: popes don’t retire

As Pope John Paul said, there’s no place for a Pope emeritus

The Shroud of Turin – why I believe

The Holy Shroud, a 14 foot-long linen revered by some as the burial cloth of Jesus, is shown at the Cathedral of Turin Photo: AP Photo/Antonio Calanni,

The Church has always maintained a neutral stance on its authenticity but the faithful are free to believe

Morning Catholic must-reads: 27/03/12

The Pope arrives to celebrate Mass in Revolution Square, Santiago de Cuba

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Did Archbishop Conti criticise Archbishop Nichols for denying that Christians are being persecuted? Maybe, maybe not: but he certainly disagrees with him

Archbishop Nichols (Photo: Mazur/

Our bishops should make it clearer that they are not trying to disassociate themselves from the Magisterium

There is nothing more noble than giving alms to save life

Help a very special pro-life charity this week

Morning Catholic must-reads: 26/03/12

Crowds surround the Pope as he arrives to celebrate Mass in Silao (CNS)

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The television programme Titanic was a terrible slur against the British upper classes


Last night’s television drama portrayed the Edwardians in a totally false light

Cameron supports same-sex marriage and opposes our right to wear the cross. Is this ‘the most aggressively atheistic government in our history’?

David Cameron and Benedict XVI:  was the Prime Minister listening? (AP)

If the Prime Minister doesn’t want this perception to take hold, he had better start listening

What is sex for?

Richard Pohle/The Times/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Anglicans (and Catholics) get themselves in a muddle over gay marriage because they’ve forgotten the meaning of sex

Morning Catholic must-reads: 23/03/12

Benedict XVI waves as he boards the plane to Mexico (AP)

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