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Is the secular elite falling?

From Brussels to Washington, the global ruling class is facing an unprecedented revolt. At heart, it is a rebellion against materialism

Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, one of the signatories (AP)

Cardinals Burke, Caffarra and Pujats are among 4,000 signatories who affirm the Church’s teachings on marriage and the Eucharist

Pope Francis attends a meeting with priests and seminarians in Tbilisi (AP)

‘Today you do not destroy with weapons, you destroy with ideas,’ says Pope

Cardinal Brenes greets well-wishers in the Nicaraguan capital Managua after receiving the red hat in 2014 (AP)

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Filipino Catholics receive Communion during a mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Paranaque in 2013 (AP)

The Church’s teaching has been consistent from the early Church to modern Popes. Last week’s events didn’t change it

President Enrique Pena Nieto wants to legalise same-sex marriage in Mexico (AP)

The country’s president is seeking to make changes to the constitution in favour of same-sex marriage

Democratic vice presidential candidate, Sen Tim Kaine (AP)

The Democratic vice presidential nominee opposed same-sex marriage until 2005

The Pope has advised priests to be more understanding in areas such as divorce (CNS)

In a meeting with 28 Jesuit priests, the Pope encouraged clergy to practice ‘spiritual discernment’ when advising those seeking help

A detail from the magnificent nave ceiling painted by Mildred Holland (Spencer Means)

This stunning first novel about the ‘Michelangelo of Suffolk’ brings the 19th century vividly to life

The Duke and Duchess of Norfolk have been living in different wings of Arundel Castle in West Sussex for 5 years (AP)

Perhaps the Duke and Duchess could share their experience of how they refounded their marriage with struggling couples