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Why Catholicism’s credibility survived the Great War

The rather gloomy outlook of the Church meant that it was better equipped than most faiths to cope with the horrors of the First World War

Morning Catholic must-reads: 29/07/14

Vatican doctrinal watchdog Cardinal Gerhard Müller (CNS)

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

Books blog: A frank and funny guide to Natural Family Planning

'Natural family planning is a way of spacing births in a family when there is a good reason for doing so'

Simcha Fisher’s Sinner’s Guide is recommended for those faithful to Church teaching on contraception and those who are struggling with it

Morning Catholic must-reads: 28/07/14

Pope Francis pauses after delivering the Angelus address (AP)

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If only David Cameron would follow the example of the Italian prime minister

Mariam Ibrahim of Sudan carries one of her children as she arrives with Lapo Pistelli, Italy's vice minister for foreign affairs, holding her other child. Also picture is Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, right, his wife Agnese, left (CNS)

Clearly the Italians have been at work behind the scenes to save Meriam Ibrahim

For once the BBC has put the humanity of the unborn child centre stage

'A doctor made the comment that many couples in a similar situation choose not to abort because ... they want “the positive experience” of “meeting” the baby for however short a time' (Photo: PA)

A BBC Radio 4 programme yesterday showed how unborn children should be treated by the medical profession – with the utmost care and respect

Catholics have no reason to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation

Martin Luther's 95 theses began a process that carried millions of people out of communion with the successor of Peter (Photo: CNS)

Plans for an ecumenical Luther 2017 are breaking down. That is no disaster

The Explainer: can Pope Francis be the protector of persecuted Christians?

Pope Francis blesses Meriam Ibrahim yesterday (via @bettapique)

A guide to the harder-to-grasp aspects of Catholic news stories

Morning Catholic must-reads: 25/07/14

A Latin-English edition of the Code of Canon Law (CNS)

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We must welcome Christians fleeing the Middle East to Britain

People grieve at the coffins of two Christian brothers killed in Mosul (CNS)

The long tradition of the presence of Christians in the Middle East is nearly at an end