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Cardinal Parolin addresses the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 23/09/16

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Attendees listen to the release at the Catholic University of America of the statement reaffirming 'Humanae Vitae' (CNS)

The signatories, who include the papal theologian, say the teaching set out in Humanae Vitae is in accord with the Bible and nature

Mourners attend the funeral Mass of Archbishop Rahho outside Mosul in 2008 (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 21/09/16

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Tributes to slain priest  Fr Hamel in  Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, Normandy (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 14/09/16

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Vatican official Fr Friedrich Bechina speaks at the Benedict XVI Centre’s launch (Benedict XVI Centre)

Don’t let our faith be privatised

I know from experience that religion is seen as prejudiced or irrelevant. But Catholics have a vital role to play in politics – as a new centre will demonstrate

Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri arrives for a press conference to present the post-synodal apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (AP)

The Confraternity of Catholic Clergy in England and Wales said it was pleased the exhortation ‘calls for a return to the wisdom of Humanae Vitae’

The apostolic exhortation is gritty in places (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
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Francis’s exhortation doesn’t shy away from the often harsh realities of marriage and family life

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Pope Francis pauses for thought during a session of the family synod (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

The synod fathers must vote tomorrow on a controversial proposal on conscience (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

A new proposal on conscience is a frontal assault on the teachings of Veritatis Splendor, Gaudium et Spes and Cardinal Newman