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Young Catholics need to hear the Church’s beautiful teaching on marriage (CNS)

A new book and bold new programme are bringing the Church’s life-enhancing teaching to the next generation

Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 28/01/16

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

Priest walk to distribute Communion during Easter Mass in St Peter's Square (Photo: CNS)

The whole issue has acquired its own sense of urgency even though, on cool reflection, there is not a lot to base this on

Retired Pope Benedict XVI is assisted by Archbishop Georg Ganswein, prefect of the papal household, as he walks through the Holy Door of St Peter's Basilica (Photo: CNS)

Are there really two popes?

Benedict XVI’s resignation and his enigmatic life as Pope Emeritus have inspired ludicrous conspiracy theories. It’s time to put them to rest

Cardinal Raymond Burke (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal Burke tells Mass of Ages quarterly that Catholics should be ‘very concerned’

The glory of Easter is portrayed in "The Resurrection of Christ" by Italian Renaissance painter Mariotto di Cristofano (Photo: CNS)

Writer Mark Shea: ‘If the conquest of death is not a reason to be glad, what is?’

Pope Francis in St Peter's Square (AP)

The business of interpreting the Holy Father has become a full-time job for some commentators, and it is hard to see who, apart from them, benefits

The Cathedral of St Michael and St Gudula,  co-cathedral of the Archdiocese of Mechelen-Brussels

Morning Catholic must-reads: 06/11/15

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

French historian, literary critic and philosopher of social science René Girard

Morning Catholic must-reads: 05/11/15

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

Pope Francis flanked by adviser Bishop Marcello Semeraro (AP)

The cracks widen at the family synod

The past three weeks have shown there is a real fracture within the Catholic hierarchy. Can Francis find a way to lead and unite the conflicting factions?