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Why are so many priests alcoholics?

The downfall of many clerics  (PA)

Denying that there is a problem in the clergy has not helped us in the past

We can learn a lot from St Nicholas Owen, the priest-hole maker

Priest demonstrates the use of the priest hole during the Tudor era (CNS)

Owen shows that sanctity has nothing to do with social status or educational attainments

Morning Catholic must-reads: 25/08/14

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address yesterday (AP)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Morning Catholic must-reads: 22/08/14

Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako (AP)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Dawkins has done us a favour by highlighting how dangerous our culture of ‘choice’ really is

Richard Dawkins (AP)

If a world cleansed of imperfections is what we wish for then Dawkins, with his Down’s Syndrome outburst, has shown us the way.

Morning Catholic must-reads: 21/08/14

Archbishop Paul Coakley elevates the chalice during Mass (CNS)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 20/08/14

Pope Francis (AP)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Blair’s Iraq War created the precedent that allows Cameron and co to get away with doing nothing

An Iraqi Christian refugee holds a 12-day-old baby in Ankawa (CNS))

The Royal Prerogative was, in effect, abolished on the basis of a PR campaign that required Parliamentary consent to establish legitimacy for going to war, and Iraqi minorities are paying the price

Catholic Herald View: Pope Francis has created an extraordinary opening for Catholicism in Asia

Bishops applaud as Pope Francis arrives for a meeting with the bishops of Asia at the Haemi shrine in Haemi, South Korea (CNS)

Francis seems to see the continent with a Catholic population of only three per cent as the spiritual battery that will power the Church

David Cameron claims to be pro-family, but now he must prove it

David Cameron (PA)

Only by challenging the social and the economic liberalism that pervades the Conservatives will the Prime Minister be able to claim victory for families