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We need to remember the lessons on abortion and conscience before we legalise assisted suicide

Abortion has threatened doctor's consicence rights. Won't assisted suicide do the same? (PA)

Cases such as Dr Chazan’s should make us think twice

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Pope Francis waves as he arrives for yesterday's Angelus (AP)

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Fr Blake says that in order to maintain the unity of the Church loyalty to the pope is now best expressed through silence. I fear he may be right

There is much confusion about Church teaching ahead of the Synod (CNS)

We are in such an atmosphere of uncertainty that even Jane Fonda can love the pope because she thinks he hates dogma: something has to give

The Reformation was a move away from reason, not towards it

Islam's reformers? (AP)

How can we help Islam reform when so many western commentators do not understand Christianity?

Vatican reformers are lining up at last

Cardinal George Pell of Sydney (CNS photo/Daniel Munoz, Reuters)

Pope Francis cannot lead the Church effectively without an effective Curia to carry out his wishes

Summorum Pontificum has put us in touch with our history

Benedict XVI celebrating Mass in 2012 (CNS)

Seven years ago Benedict XVI’s motu proprio liberated the traditional Latin Mass from all restrictions

The Catholic Church’s best-kept secret

An actor plays Frédéric Ozanam in an advertisement promoting the Society of St Vincent de Paul's work

An experience at a hospital has made me realise just how extraordinary the Society of St Vincent de Paul really is

Beijing is persecuting the Church because it fears China will one day be Christian

Worshippers at a Catholic church in Taiyuan, China (CNS)

One day the superpower will be Christian, and Communism just a distant memory

The Explainer: Is Britain about to legalise assisted suicide?

Lord Falconer will present the Bill to the House of Lords on Friday July 18

A guide to the harder-to-grasp aspects of Catholic news stories

There’s no need to be defeatist about old age and assisted suicide

The Pope's visit to the church is likely to be 'extremely quick' (CNS)

The Church needs to spearhead a new approach to old age