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Argentine Catholics carry images of St Cajetan, patron of the unemployed and job seekers (CNS)

St Cajetan (August 7) received a doctorate in civil and canon law by the age of 24

Daily readings: August 3 – 9

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Sister Muna Totah, a member of the Sisters of St  Joseph of the Apparition, treats a young patient at St Joseph Hospital (CNS)

Israeli missile strike hit the house of Christian family in Gaza on Sunday

Eighteenth Sunday of the Year, Is 55:1-3; Rom 8:35 & 37-39; Mt 14:13-21 (Year A)


Print Edition: August 1 2014

This week we report on the mounting pressure on David Cameron to speak out and take action over persecuted Iraqi Christians and the Catholic Education Service’s call not to make sex education compulsory. Madeleine Teahan talks to Catholic cartoonist about how she came back to the Faith and David Bell writes about the prelate who […]

'Many Anglican village churches have discovered that modern organs can be programmed to play hymns automatically' (CNS)

The organist is dead

A great English Christian figure is in danger of dying out

Smoke rises from Gaza City after an Israeli airstrike earlier this week (CNS)

Priest and nuns had to evacuate 29 severely disabled children and nine elderly women

Pilgrims stand outside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem's Old City (CNS)

Conflict between Israel and Hamas has not stopped pilgrimages ‘functioning like normal’

A Christian woman carries a cross during a recent demonstration in Irbil, Iraq (CNS)

International Catholic agency issues plea for emergency funds to help refugees forced to leave Mosul

Christian refugees march against persecution by Islamic State fighters outside the UN compound in Irbil, Iraq (also below - CNS)

Demonstrators faint in the heat during march on UN base in Irbil.