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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

Archbishop Kurtz is president of the American Bishops' Conference (CNS)

The president of the U.S Catholic Bishops spoke to reporters yesterday

Catholics will be allowed to eat meat on Friday December 26, this year (PA)

Boxing Day this year falls on a Friday when Catholics are usually asked to abstain from meat

Cardinal Kasper has said that some divorced and re-married Catholics should be allowed to receive Communion (PA)

Cardinal Kasper says Pope thinks ‘great majority’ of Catholics support a ‘responsible opening’