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When lived out properly the married vocation and the priestly one are meant to magnificently complement each other

Newlyweds marry in a Catholic Church (CNS)

I am growing more aware of the lonely lives some priests lead

The enduring importance of a proper send-off

There is no reason  why a coffin cannot be driven up to a crematorium  without ceremony (PA)

We human beings are ceremonial animals and funerals are vital, even for the non-religious

Why are British Catholics so bad at celebrating the birth of St John the Baptist?

Youths stand by a bonfire, on the eve of John the Baptist day in Croatia (AP)

Riotous bonfires, a special mass and celebratory feasting should be at the heart of the ‘Summer Christmas’

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The Herald Catholic weekly is forbidden to use the word 'Allah' for God (AP)

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Mother Teresa sent me a personal message bashed out on an old typewriter. This is what it said

Blessed Mother Theresa with Saint Pope John Paul II, just months before she died (AP)

Our correspondance 24 years ago shows what motivated her – love

Legalising drugs is the best way to promote the moral values that both Francis and I share

Pope Francis says he is pained that Christians suffer so much discrimination (CNS)

The Church teaches that drug abuse is wrong but that doesn’t mean we should support the criminalisation of drug users

Morning Catholic must-reads: 23/06/14

Pope Francis waves to the faithful gathered for the Angelus (AP)

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What can we learn from Mother Teresa?

A woman prays by a portrait of Mother Teresa in Calcutta (CNS)

For the Albanian saint living Jesus’s example was more important than politics

Morning Catholic must-reads: 20/06/14

Francis holds the monstrance at yesterday's Corpus Christi celebration (AP)

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The Explainer: what is Pope Francis’s vision for the family synod?

Pope Francis says he is pained that Christians suffer so much discrimination (CNS)

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