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'Europe has abandoned traditional morality, by and large, while other places have kept it' (CNS)

Responses to Pew Foundation survey suggests huge differences in opinion on moral questions between Catholics from different continents

Archbishop Peter Sartain of Seattle (AP)

Archbishop Sartain says decision was not discriminatory

'The Office for National Statistics is reviewing how it publishes its figures on marriage, civil partnership and divorce' (PA)

The ONS may even include civil partnerships: marriage statistics could provide figures only on “legally recognised partnerships”: its statistics will be meaningless

Chaldean Christians pray at a church in Baghdad (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 07/11/13

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

Pope Francis issued his first excommunication since become Pope in March (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Australian priest had continued to act publicly as a priest after having priestly facilities removed

Prime Minister David Cameron (AP)

Cameron has undermined the institution which is still the bedrock of society: and he will continue to pay the price

Tony Drewitt-Barlow and Barrie Drewitt-Barlow say they may sue the C of E (PA)

Why is it up to the secular courts to decide what the Church of England does?

Bishop Philip Egan (Photo: Mazur)

The Bishop of Portsmouth on making converts, his teenage crisis of faith and his outspoken opposition to same-sex marriage

Bishop Philip Egan (Photo: Mazur)

Bishop Philip Egan condemns Parliament’s “Orwellian attempt to redefine marriage”

An American university has carried out research into the cost of weddings and the success of marriages (AP Photo)

It’s time we considered adopting the French system