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We should pray that Newman will be declared a saint and Doctor of the Church

A statue of Cardinal Newman at the London Oratory 

Newman attracted others to the faith through his apostolate of friendship

The synod is inspiring the debate on marriage the Church desperately needs

A bride smiles during the joint wedding ceremony in St Peter's last month (AP)

The blogosphere has been ignited by the synod on the family

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Cardinal Pell arrives for a session of the family synod (AP)

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Confused by the synod? Remember, love is the fulfilment of the Law

Pope Francis celebrates the opening Mass for the synod in St Peter's Basilica (AP)

The concept of gradualism is as old as Christianity itself

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 08/10/14

Francis kisses a child as he arrives for the general audience (AP)

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Books blog: Why Brian Cox really needs to read some St Augustine

Prof Brian Cox (PA)

Unlike Richard Dawkins, the physicist displays a winning humility when discussing God’s existence

Catholic Herald view: Pope Francis is leading us beyond the Kasper debate

Pope Francis attends the first full day of the family synod (AP)

After eight solid months of debate on Communion, Francis has shared his compelling vision for the family synod

Praying the Rosary is our secret weapon against ISIS

Today is the Feast of the Most Holy Rosary (PA)

Destructive bombs have nothing to do with God

Morning Catholic must-reads: 07/10/14

An Iraqi Christian fleeing ISIS seeks refuge inside a church (CNS)

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Synod must show faith is not an inconvenience to family life

Members of the faithful at a prayer vigil led by Pope Francis on Saturday ahead of the synod (CNS)

Priests and bishops need to help couples understand the married vocation