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Julie Burchill has written movingly about the death of her son

A moving article by Julie Burchill highlights the importance of supporting those who have suffered tragic loss

Ben Gummer arrives in Downing Street for a meeting with David Cameron (Photo: PA)

Catholic MP Ben Gummer said in 2008 that he was ‘personally and principally against abortion’

Vladimir Putin pushes the myth about the way Russia is being encircled by the West (PA)

Benedict XVI spoke presciently about the ‘dictatorship of relativism’

'The image brought home just how much technology had reshaped the world in the eight years between the elections of Benedict XVI and Francis' (AP)

The night that inspired us to embark on one of the biggest changes in our 126-year history

Benedict XVI arrives for his weekly general audience (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 23/01/13

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A lady prepares to receive the Sacrament of the Sick at a care home in Rochester, New York (CNS photo)

As a hospital chaplain administering to the dying you learn a lot about life and human dignity

Pope Benedict gives his blessing at today's general audience (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 11/01/12

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According to reports, Mgr Brown will replace Archbishop Giuseppe Leanza, pictured, as the nuncio to Ireland (Niall Carson/PA Wire)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 24/11/11

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Fr Paul Lei Shiyin, holding crosier on right, after his episcopal ordination without a papal mandate (CNS photo/courtesy Diocese of Leshan, UCAN)

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Prime Minister David Cameron. Left, listens to the Pope during the departure ceremony at Birmingham Airport last September (AP Photo/Martin Cleaver)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/02/11

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