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Iraqi mothers hold up posters of their sons,  soldiers who were killed by ISIS militants (AP)

While ISIS’s reign of terror lasts, we must do what we can to stop them – starting with today’s debate

The bell tower of St. Porphyrios Greek Orthodox church and the minaret of the adjacent Kateb Welaya mosque in Gaza City (AP)

Increasing numbers of Muslim refugees are seeking reception into the Church.

Fr Jaki, probably explaining the way Erathostenes calculated the circumference of the Earth (Antonio Colombo)

Fr Stanley Jaki argued that science is about quantities. Anything immeasurable, including God, it can neither prove nor disprove

As Shortt reminds readers, not all scientists are atheists (AP)

Rupert Shortt’s God is No Thing provides a courteous response to atheists

Auctioneer Marc Labarbe and art expert Eric Turquin with the painting claimed to be by Italian master Caravaggio (AP)

The newly-discovered painting of Judith beheading Holofernes reminds us that the world of the Old Testament is very different to our own

Pope Francis speaks to journalists aboard the flight to Lesbos (AP)

Those insisting Francis is a radical progressive can’t have read Amoris Laetitia

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Protestors gather outside the Senate Chamber during a hearing on a religious freedom bill at the Statehouse in Indianapolis (PA)

This debate pits the newest freedom, so-called “marriage equality”, in direct conflict with the oldest

The daunting length of Amoris Laetitia undermines its simple and direct style (CNS)

The Pontiff has chosen to promote debate and diversity, rather than build unity around clearly expressed doctrine. The consequences will be enormous

Benoît Poelvoorde as ‘God’ in an absurdist Belgian comedy

The Brand New Testament swings from absurdist comedy to elegiac reflection on mortality