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Bishop Michael Campbell (Mazur/Catholicnews.org.uk)

It is abundantly clear that ACTA is a pressure group for doctrinal change

Pope Francis with a newly married couple (CNS)

I had not the slightest hesitation in signing the letter, and I was grateful to the organisers for undertaking the task

Downtown Phoenix, backdropped by Piestewa Peak (PA)

Phoenix leaves me gasping in admiration

I find myself missing two things about England: a decent cup of tea and a little English reserve

Men are far more likely than women to leave the Catholic Church in Britain (CNS)

Put the new evangelisation on hold

Unless we truly understand why thousands are leaving the Church in Britain any attempt to spread the faith will flounder

Pope Francis (AP)

Mass offered at the Vatican for Egyptian Copts killed by ISIS in Libya

Evoking the transcendent: the Sagrada Família, showing the lush Nativity façade (PA)

The exterior of the Sagrada Família in Barcelona is a bit loopy, but the interior is so awe-inspiring that it could win over future generations to Christianity

Francis appeals to young Catholic women who love Mother Church just as she is

Francis is the greatest ally women have

Following some unguarded remarks by the Pontiff, feminists are forming a queue to denounce him as a misogynist. Those who are really paying attention know that’s nonsense

Diego Neria Lejarraga reportedly met the Pope

The hug that could change history

When Pope Francis reportedly embraced a transgender man at the Vatican he offered hope to those who have struggled to gain acceptance in the Church

Rare is the daily homily in which Francis does not offer a pointed criticism (CNS)

Is Pope Francis offering us a new model of how to be pastors, only slightly less quick with a lambasting word than with a loving one?

Mayor of London Boris Johnson (PA)

How on earth are we meant to defeat Islamism if we seem so unable or unwilling to understand its roots?