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Cardinal George Pell at his office in the Vatican in 2014 (PA)

The cardinal said that conscience must refer to revealed truth and the moral law

Political allegiance and cultural identity can never be allowed to define Christianity (Photo: PA)

Christianity without nostalgia

In my journey to the Catholic Church, I realised that liberal Christianity and religious cultural conservatism have a common flaw

Bruce Willis arrives for the UK Premiere of Die Hard 4.0 (PA)

The book, also available as an app, includes chapters on God’s providence, the family, and economics

Professor John Charmley

John Charmley said the university aimed to educate ‘the whole person, body and spirit as well as intellect’

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address yesterday (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 25/01/16

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

Cardinal John Henry Newman, one of the great intellectual minds of the church in the 19th century, is seen in a portrait provided by the Catholic Church in England and Wales (CNS photo/courtesy of the Catholic Church of England and Wales)

English bishops say the progress of his Cause is a source of ‘great joy’

Archbishop Paul Gallagher addresses the UN General Assembly in October (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 21/01/16

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

St Francis Xavier

As a new centre to study relics opens in Oxford, Fr Matthew Pittam takes a look at some more unusual examples

Banners showing Saints Marie-Alphonsine, Jeanne Emilie De Villeneuve, Maria Cristina Brando and Mary of Jesus Crucified hang from the facade of St. Peter's Basilica  (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Through heavenly intercession the saints draw us to the saving place that is Christ

The synod fathers must vote tomorrow on a controversial proposal on conscience (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

A new proposal on conscience is a frontal assault on the teachings of Veritatis Splendor, Gaudium et Spes and Cardinal Newman