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Saint John Paul II’s father is a role model for all men

Young John Paul II with his father

The late pope’s father was instrumental in forming Karol Wojtyła’s faith

Morning Catholic must-reads: 16/06/14

Sant'Egidio founder Andrea Riccardi greets the Pope yesterday (AP)

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We must offer sanctuary to Iraq’s remaining Christians

ISIS fighters have been responsible for nakedly sectarian violence against Christians and Shia Muslims

The persecuted minority face mass murder under the rule of ISIS

What St Anthony’s face teaches us about the transcendent in man

St Anthony by Bernado Strozzi

A mesmerising digital reconstruction of the saint’s visage reminds us what it means to be human

Catholics should be wary of Hillary Clinton’s latest image makeover

Hillary Clinton: the next president of the United States?

As president, Mrs Clinton would be a fervent supporter of so-called ‘abortion rights’

Morning Catholic must-reads: 13/06/14

The Pope greets the crowd before his general audience (AP)

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Fifty years ago Italy’s most famous modern saint was being treated like a criminal

The body of St Pio lies in the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie (AP)

In 1964, Pope Paul VI lifted the unjust and severe restrictions on Padre Pio’s ministry

Christian-hating jihadists are poised to eliminate the Church in Iraq

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant fighters in Fallujah (AP)

Mosul, Iraq’s second city, is now free of Christians for the first time in 1,800 years

Morning Catholic must-reads: 12/06/14

Members of the jihadist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (AP)

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Our society is in a complete muddle about sex

'The pill seems to be the medically miraculous answer to the fear of an unwanted baby' (PA)

And this confusion is rooted in the arrival of the Pill in the early 1960s