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Last year SVP members visited more than 27,000 people who were in hospital

Visiting the sick can ease pain and suffering

SVP is focusing this week on visiting those in hospital

The teachings of Jesus have given us a unique perspective on morality

Concepts of peace, humility and exalted love sprung from the Christian tradition

'The poll reminds us of the necessity of the role of reason in theology' (AP)

A new poll suggests up to a third of France’s Muslims reject the legitimacy of the country’s secular law

Fr Jose Luis Guerra, works with gang members, prays over a young man on the outskirts of Monterrey, Mexico (CNS)

Dozens of priests have either died or vanished without trace in the country in the past 25 years

Filipino Catholics receive Communion during a mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Paranaque in 2013 (AP)

The Church’s teaching has been consistent from the early Church to modern Popes. Last week’s events didn’t change it

The funeral of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in Washington DC earlier this year (CNS)

The ‘funeral without the funeral’ could refocus our attention on the Eucharistic sacrifice. It’s a lot cheaper, too

A detainee at Guantanamo Bay (AP)

Former detainees are taking up arms against America. The US’s strategy appears to have misfired

Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine share a platform in Pittsburgh earlier this month (PA)

Bishops have a duty to challenge ‘devout Catholics’ whose actions contradict Church teaching

Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches, speaks with displaced Iraqis in Irbil last year (CNS)

Large communities of Eastern Catholics have left their homes. This motu proprio will help preserve their culture

Blessed Paul VI on copies of the Vatican newspaper prior to his beatification Mass in 2014 (CNS)

Some good friends of mine have signed the Wijngaards statement. But it overlooks some basic points