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Fr Timothy Radcliffe

Contrary to what Fr Radcliffe says, increasing taxes will not fulfil Catholic Social Teaching to help the poor

Cardinal Peter Erdo, the relator for next year's synod (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal Peter Erdo, a leading canon lawyer, says the Synod will be based on Church teaching, not public opinion

Oscar Romero - hero to the poor

We shouldn’t leave it to left-wing firebrands and socialist intellectuals

Cardinal Péter Erdő, relator of next year's extraordinary synod (CNS)

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Pope Francis with Vinicio Riva

The Pope’s embracing of a disfigured man in Rome encapsulates the example he wishes to set for the world

Pope Francis (CNS)

He prefers to communicate by means of discussion and conversation rather than preaching at people. But he never places the teachings of the church in any doubt

Dame Judi Dench with Philomena Lee (PA)

The work done by Frank Duff highlights the fact that, although forced adoptions were widespread in Ireland, there were those who did much to help single mothers

Chaldean Christians pray at a church in Baghdad (AP)

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Pope Francis walks past musicians before a general audience (AP)

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‘Glib writers chose to see in Pope Francis’s comments a papal white flag’ (AP)

Despite the enthusiasm of the left wing media, the Pope is not abandoning the traditional battlements of Catholicism