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Cardinal Pietro Parolin celebrates Mass at St Peter's Basilica (CNS/Angelo Carconi, EPA)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 27/05/15

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

The March for Life vigil was met with opposition

Pro-abortion demonstrators called out slogans such as ‘religious scum’ at pro-lifers

Former Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy (PA)

Scotland’s Catholic pariah

Jim Murphy has paid a heavy price for standing up to nationalism

The US House of Representatives voted in favour of a 20-week restriction (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

President Obama has previously vowed to veto the bill if it passes the Senate

Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha (PA)

Right to Life says pro-life candidates ‘tended to do well’ at the ballot box

Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury blesses Pope Francis during a private meeting at the Vatican last year  (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

Luther’s criticism of Aristotle does not seem important today. Nor will today’s political fads in the future

A total of 43 per cent of women surveyed said they would support moves to halve the legal upper time limit for abortions (PA)

A ComRes survey also found that women were more pro-life then men on practically every issue considered

Nuns sing during a prayer service for men and women religious in New York (CNS)

The Vatican is now insisting that the LCWR act in a Catholic manner. What could be simpler?

'The most significant political, moral and social battle in 50 years is lurking on the horizon' (Photo: PA)

For the first time in my life I am voting Labour. This is why…

Bottles of the abortion-inducing drug RU-486 (Photo: PA)

The clinic, which specialises in early abortions, will offer ‘warm teas [and] comfortable robes’