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Why Italians don’t go in for ‘fat shaming’

Stt John XXIII was reputed for his love of good food (CNS)

Are there any Italian Catholics who don’t like food?

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Pope Francis at yesterday's Angelus (AP)

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Does it matter that Pope Francis was overlooked for the Nobel Peace Prize?

Thorbjorn Jagland, chairman of the Nobel committee (Photo: PA)

In many ways the accolade is a sign of acceptability among the world’s great and good

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Cardinal Danneels leaves a morning synod session at the Vatican (CNS)

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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 
(Mazur/www.thepapalvisit.org.uk)

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

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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