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Pilgrims attend the opening Mass on Copacabana Beach (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 24/07/13

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Max Irons and Rebecca Ferguson, who play Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville (AP)

Elizabeth Woodville was an extraordinary and beautiful woman whose descendents still rule us

The Holy Father greets crowds in Rio yesterday (AP)

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A priest preaches in a northern Lebanese village with a painting of the beloved Saint Charbel in the background Photo: CNS

Who is St Charbel?

The Church should follow St Charbel’s example and fix its eyes on the Blessed Sacrament

Pro-lifers march down  O'Connell Street in Dublin earlier this month (PA)

The constitution is being cast aside as a relic of the nation’s poor Catholic past

The days when the disabled could be killed up to birth may soon be over (CNS)

I still hope that the Paralympics has marked a sea change in our attitude to the disabled

Pope Francis blesses the faithful at the Angelus yesterday (AP)

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Mary Whitehouse leaves the Old Bailey in London in 1982 (PA)

She wasn’t afraid of being laughed at by the fashionable intelligentsia. Her passion for decency and her hatred of ‘filth’ were inspired by her love of God

Children need mothers and fathers

The question of what children might want has been largely ignored in the debate over marriage

Vatican bank (AP)

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