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Cardinal Raymond Burke (PA)

The cardinal said the devil tries to sow doubt in Catholics’ minds about defending human life publicly

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte campaigning earlier this year (AP)

Rodrigo Duterte reiterated his belief that three children should be the maximum number for families

Nuns of the Little Sisters of The Poor rally outside the Supreme Court (PA)

The justices have asked the lower courts to take another look at the issue

Nuns of the Little Sisters of The Poor rally outside the Supreme Court (PA)

The nuns are one of several groups arguing that contraceptive mandate would oblige them to violate their consciences

Nuns of the Little Sisters of The Poor rally outside the Supreme Court (PA)

The order is asking to be exempt from US government regulations obliging them to provide birth control

Pope Francis: 'It can happen that under the name of virtue, "splendid vices" are masked'

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During his in-flight interview Pope Francis said 'avoiding pregnancy is not an absolute evil' (CNS)

No one can be sure – and perhaps we shouldn’t read too much into them anyway

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump. A bad word from the Pope won't have harmed his cause (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

The pro-immigration pope makes a perfect foil to the nativist politician

Pope Francis greets faithful as he arrives for his weekly general audience  (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 21/10/15

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Parents have expressed frustration at a lack of places at St Mary's Catholic primary in Horwich, Bolton (Photo: PA)

Politicians and lobbyists claim that more sex education is the answer to almost every problem in our schools. Here’s why they are wrong