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Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope says giving the Lord praise ‘brings us joy, to be happy before the Lord’

Baron Albrecht von Boeselager

The Grand Chancellor of the Order of Malta discusses the dangers of providing aid in a volatile age

In his first few years in Cuba St Antony Mary Claret confirmed 100,000 people

The saint who was stabbed in the cheek

St Anthony founded the Claretians

Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi listens to Governor of Pakistani Punjab Province Salman Taseer at a prison in Sheikhupura near Lahore, Pakistan (PA)

Asia Bibi has lost her appeal against the death penalty

Daily readings: October 19-25

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms


Print Edition: October 17 2014

This week we bring you all the latest detailed coverage on the Extraordinary Synod on the Family and the Italian priest based in Clerkenwell, London who was suddenly recalled to Rome. Fr Ignatius Harrison explains why we should all pray for John Henry Newman’s canonisation, Alfred Searls reveals which creppy classic has been reborn thanks […]

Justin Bieber (PA)

Pop star reportedly reprimanded for kicking football in Vatican building

Cardinal Wilfrid Napier arriving at the synod (CNS)

Updated translation of mid-term report released by Vatican

Twenty ninth Sunday of the Year, Is 45:1, 4-6; Ps 96; 1 Thes 1:1-5B; Mt 22:15-21 (Year A)

The synod in session (CNS)

Read the English translation of the relatio post disceptationem