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Under Ireland's new legislation babies can be aborted up to birth in certain circumstances Photo: Press Association

Abortion’s impact on Ireland’s culture will be dire

Pope Francis will use a car similar to this one in Rio (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 17/07/13

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St Bridesæ a beautiful church

Beauty is not enough for the Church

The National Churches Trust question about the nation’s favourite churches says much

Altar servers pictured at an Extraordinary Form Mass at the Basilica of St John Lateran in Rome (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

There is room in the Faith for both the Extraordinary Form and the kind of Franciscan austerity embodied by the Pontiff

Pro-abortion campaigners in Ireland (Photo: PA)

Laurie Penny writes of “basic bodily autonomy”, but does such a thing exist?

Cardinal Oswald Gracias is one of the Pope's eight closest cardinal-advisers (AP)

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People at the end of life should be treated humanely (AP)

There are increasing concerns about the way the system is working

Pope Francis blesses a woman at Castel Gandolfo yesterday (AP)

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A gay rights campaigner waves a rainbow flag outside the Supreme Court in America (Photo: PA)

The liberalisation of attitudes to homosexuality won’t make a difference to the vast majority of people

Pope Francis greets cardinals earlier this year (CNS)

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