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St Anne holds grapes in the St Anne Altarpiece by Quentin Massys in Brussels

The saint who unmarried women pray to

A church was built in St Anne’s (July 26) honour in Jerusalem

Daily readings: July 20-26

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Sixteenth Sunday of the Year, Wis 12:13, 16-19; Ps 86; Rom 8:26-27; Mt 13:24-43 (Year A)

A depiction of Bishop Robert Grosseteste in stained glass

Petition for tribute to Bishop Robert Grosseteste to be launched

Mother Mary Veronica of the Passion

Pope formally declares that Mother Mary Veronica of the Passion, a Carmelite nun, lived a life of heroic virtue


Print Edition: July 18 2014

This week we bring you the latest news on reaction to Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill and what experts make of the news that Mass attendance in Poland has reached an all-time low since 1980. Madeleine Teahan hears the hair-raising life story of our out-going sub editor Michael Corrigan, John Newton meets the priest in […]

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster has expressed his opposition to Lord Falconer's Assisted Dying Bill

Cardinal Nichols and other religious leaders have spoken out

Archbishop Louis Sako of Kirkuk said the five were released July 14

Two kidnapped Iraqi nuns and three orphans have been released

Archbishop Welby with Pope Francis in June (AP)

Father Anthony Currer says it is significant that change has been implemented by the Church of England

The main depository for the Vatican's gold is the US Federal Reserve (PA)

Vatican bank also reveals it has €250.7 million invested in external funds