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Pope Benedict XVI blesses the faithful as he leaves after celebrating Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, on New Year's Day. (Photo: PA)

Six things to pray for in 2013

Ireland, marriage, Parliament, Pope Benedict XVI and atheists all need our prayers in 2013, says Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith.

Pro-lifers at a vigil in Dublin earlier this month (Photo: PA)

Bishops respond to government plan to legalise abortion in limited circumstances

Pro-life protests, like this one in Dublin, could be banned at Cardiff University (PA)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 19/12/12

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

Enda Kenny has promised 'swift action' following a study group's report (Photo: PA)

Government likely to introduce legislation to allow abortion in limited circumstances

Tributes to Savita Halappanavar in Dublin (Photo: PA)

Bishops say in statement that death of Savita Halappanavar has ‘stunned our country’

Tributes to Savita in Dublin (Photo: PA)

The answers will be harder to find if Savita’s husband and her family decide not to co-operate with the investigation

Protesters in Dublin mistakenly blame Ireland's abortion laws for the death of Savita Halappanavar (Photo: PA)

Enda Kenny is predictably making the most of the situation: he shouldn’t be allowed to get away with it

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With abortion legislation imminent, we are at a pivotal moment in our country’s history

A man is exasperated by the rain in Dublin (Photo: PA)

Bishop of Ferns said many parishes have received requests for prayers for fine weather

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If anything, New Atheists only help a faith in decline across Europe