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Daily Readings: April 13-19

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Palm Sunday, Mt 21:1-11; Is 50:4-7; Ps 22; Phil 2:6-11; Mt 26:14 – Mt 27:66 or Mt 27:11-54 (Year A)

Kelly Reilly and Brendan Gleeson in Calvary Below: Gleeson and Chris O'Dowd

John Michael McDonagh has found his very own De Niro in Brendan Gleeson

Pro-life protests, like this one in Dublin, could be banned at Cardiff University (PA)

Religious groups and pro-abortion students at Cardiff University fight proposed ban


Print edition: 11/4/2014

This week we bring you an exclusive report on the threat to freedom of expression for pro-life students in Cardiff, the diocese that is converting all of its schools to academies and how a beloved church in Preston has been rescued from closure. We also report on the death of US Navy captain, Jeremiah Denton, […]

Pope Francis with Cardinal Nichols, Theresa May and police chiefs Below: Francis arrives at the conference and Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe signs the trafficking declaration while Cardinal Nichols watches on (Flickr/Mazur)

Francis addresses Combating Human Trafficking Conference in the Vatican

Dutch Jesuit Father Frans van der Lugt chats to civilians in Homs, Syria (CNS)

Dutch Jesuit priest in Homs killed

Fr van der Lugt had chosen to stay in beseiged, starving city

David Cameron (PA)

Prime minister says we must stand up for persecuted

The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth in St John's Wood, north London (PA)

Relationship likely to change after special resolution passed at extraordinary general meeting

Pro-Russia protesters scuffle with the police at the regional government building in Donetsk, Ukraine (CNS)

Bishop Dzyurakh says situation in Crimea remains “tense and dangerous” for Catholic clergy