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Alan Shatter, Ireland's Minister for Justice (PA photo)
Pompeo Batoni's 1767 Sacred Heart

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

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

Pope Benedict greets José Graziano da Silva yesterday (CNS)

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

Morning Catholic must-reads: 14/06/12

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

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

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)

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

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 13/06/12

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

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

Hans Küng at his office in Tubingen, Germany, in 2009 (CNS photo)

Küng claims that Paul VI declared that the SSPX bishops were invalidly ordained. But he just didn’t: it’s all very odd