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Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/07/14

Bishops from around the world celebrate Mass in Gaza's only Catholic parish church (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

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I’m so glad I didn’t have to discuss the Assisted Dying Bill with my terminally ill mother

Parliament is discussing the Assisted Dying Bill today (PA)

A concert pianist explains how his experience as a carer led him to reject the Assisted Dying Bill

We can quell our fear of death through belief in the risen Lord

The Resurrection by Lucas Cranach (1558)

The Church must remind us again about the certainty of death

Being a stay at home mother is a ‘career choice’ not to be sneered at

A new born baby grasps the thumb of her mother

Feminist propaganda has posited the idea that being at home with your children is less exciting than going into the work-place

Now the Church of England has decided on women bishops, ARCIC III is futile. As the CDF says, it is the Ordinariate now which is “ecumenism in the front row”

Pope Francis accepting a gift from the Archbishop  of Canterbury in June (CNS)

ARCIC has always been a reductionist body, part of a subversive movement whose indifferentism has caused huge damage to the faith of Catholics in the pew

Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/07/14

A Central American migrant  practises scaling boxcars in Arriaga, Mexico (AP)

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Catholics had a true friend in Michael Gove

Michael Gove has been appointed Conservative Chief Whip (PA)

The outgoing Education Secretary wanted to revitalise the Catholic school system, but he only met heel-dragging and indifference

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 16/07/14

Cardinal Vincent Nichols in Westminster Cathedral (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

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

The Church of England’s vote for women bishops has created an insurmountable obstacle to unity

The Church of England has voted to allow women to become bishops  (PA)

From a Catholic point of view, nothing much has changed – it is the principle of female ordination that is the sticking point.

Polly Toynbee’s definition of a “good death” is a disturbing one

'How many people who aren’t terminally-ill and are contemplating suicide, consider themselves a burden on their families?' (PA)

If assisted suicide is legalised we must hope doctors don’t share Polly’s point of view