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Pope Benedict XVI waves as he leads the Angelus (Photo: CNS)

Benedict XVI says Mary did not go off to an ‘unknown galaxy’, but is close to each one of us

World Youth Day pilgrims explore Madrid (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 16/08/11

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

The feast of the Assumption is celebrated in style by Maltese on the island of Gozo

The trouble is that once a tradition has been destroyed, how do you revive it again?

Pilgrims gather in front of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Lourdes after the bomb scare (AP Photo)

Tens of thousands of pilgrims evacuated after anonymous call

Pope Benedict greets pilgrims after the Mass on Sunday (CNS photo/Alessia Giuliani, Catholic Press Photo)

Heaven is a place within God, says Pope

On the feast of the Assumption of Mary, Pope Benedict explains that heaven is not a location in the cosmos

Pope prays Angelus on the feast of the Assumption

Lourdes reopens after bomb scare

Police evacuated 30,000 pilgrims celebrating feast of the Assumption

Handicapped pilgrims face the Basilica of the Rosary in Lourdes (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 15/08/10

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

Mary is shown being taken up to heaven in a painting inside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore (CNS file photo/Nancy Wiechec)

Why do we believe in the Assumption?

Because the Church, an authority we can trust wholeheartedly, tells us we ought to

Daily readings: August 15 – August 21

Scripture readings for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms