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The south-east wing of the Mater Hospital in Dublin (Haydn West/PA Wire)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 27/09/13

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

Pope Francis (AP)

Now he has made a passionate declaration against abortion, on the protection of the vulnerable against being ‘discarded’, because they, too, are in the image of Christ

'In all its phases and at every age, human life is always sacred and always of quality. And not as a matter of faith, but of reason and science!' (Photo: CNS)

Every unborn child who is condemned to be aborted ‘has the face of the Lord’, says Francis

British Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt (PA)

Professor Jack Scarisbrick says abortion services have ‘become a ‘runaway bus’

'Natural family planning is a way of spacing births in a family when there is a good reason for doing so'

The scandal about the aborting of unborn girls shows the contradictions in the pro-abortion argument

Keir Starmer QC, the director of public prosecutions

Doctors who agreed to arrange sex-selective abortions will not face prosecution

Cardinal O'Malley praised the influence of Pope Francis (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

We oppose abortion because we love people, he tells Knights of Columbus gathering

A pro-life vigil in Dublin last year. Ireland still has a strong Catholic identity

How Catholic is Ireland today?

Enda Kenny’s abortion law will put Catholic institutions on a collison course with the state

Irish president Michael D Higgins (Photo: PA)

President Michael D Higgins signed the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill after tense parliamentary debates

Pro-lifers march down  O'Connell Street in Dublin earlier this month (PA)

The constitution is being cast aside as a relic of the nation’s poor Catholic past