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A No vote is counted during last week's referendum on same-sex marriage in Ireland (PA)

In light of the Irish referendum result, the faithful must charitably but firmly engage in robust public debates on marriage, family and society

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (PA)

Umberto Eco famously declared that Macs are Catholic and PCs are Protestant. That analogy can also be applied to the two social media giants shaping the 21st century

The relics of Blessed Louis and Zélie Martin at the Cathedral Church of St Mary and St Boniface in Plymouth (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

The relics of St Thérèse of Lisieux’s parents are being taken on a week-long tour of England

A congregation in the Catholic archdiocese of Baltimore (CNS)

The number of Catholics in America have fallen from 23.9 per cent in 2007 to 20.8 per cent in 2014, according to Pew Research Centre

Cardinal Vincent Nichols (PA)

Cardinal Nichols celebrated Mass at Farm Street Jesuit church in central London

'Mother Teresa devoted herself to virtuous pursuits but was attacked for her beliefs' (CNS)

Loudly proclaiming one’s beliefs as a way of ‘virtue signalling’ is nothing but moral posturing

Catholics at a rally for religious freedom in the US (CNS)

Facing hostility from secularists at home and violence from Islamists abroad, the faithful should stop pursuing lost social causes and focus instead on defending religious freedom

A protestor faces police in Baltimore (PA)

Catholics join clean-up effort following riots in Baltimore

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Vatican release Pope’s message for the 2015 World Day of Prayer for Vocations

Cardinal Nichols celebrating Mass in Erbil (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

The Archbishop of Westminster joined Archbishop Bashar Warda and the Chaldean community in a celebration of Mass on Sunday