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Queues for Confession on a Saturday night

A tent for Adoration in Leicester Square, central London (Photo: Mazur)

The Spirit in the City initiative last weekend put the focus on the big stuff: worship, repentance and rejoicing. I hope it touched lonely souls

The Irish government is going to make it a criminal offence for a priest not to tell the gardai when a sex offender confesses his crime: I say, bring it on

Alan Shatter, Ireland's Minister for Justice (PA photo)

A few dozen Irish priests in jail will do the Church nothing but good

The Sacred Heart is a rich and important devotion. But its iconography lacks theological vim

Pompeo Batoni's 1767 Sacred Heart

Attempts to convey Christ’s love for humanity in art have, it seems to me, had limited success

Only a proper understanding of the priesthood will renew the Irish Church

Cardinal Ouellet, papal legate, leads a Eucharistic procession at the Congress (PA photo)

Ireland has seen two nasty extremes: fawning over and hatred of priests. The solution lies in rediscovering what the priesthood is about

Morning Catholic must-reads: 15/06/12

Pope Benedict greets José Graziano da Silva yesterday (CNS)

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

Morning Catholic must-reads: 14/06/12

Cardinal Marc Ouellet and Archbishop Charles Brown at Lough Derg (CNS)

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

Our attitude to sugar needs to go the same way as smoking

Cups and sugar cubes are displayed at a news conference at New York's City Hall (AP photo)

The Mayor of New York wants to ban super-sized cups of sugary drinks. I’d go further

In Dublin young families are inspired by august intellectuals who don’t mince their words

Cardinal Brady described the columnist John Waters as a 'great man' (Photo: IEC2012)

Parents hear talks by David Quinn on the crisis of the family and John Waters on finding religion (and learning to pray on his knees)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 13/06/12

Benedict XVI arrives for today's general audience (AP)

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

Unlike the Government’s proposals, the Church of England’s document on marriage is thought through

The Coalition seems to have no understanding of what marriage actually is