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The ‘Hegelian’ Cardinal Kasper in conversation with Italian Cardinal Ravasi

Edward Pentin offers an explosive and compelling account of last October’s family synod

A stained glass portrait of St Augustine

MAGNIFICAT: The week ahead

How to get more from Magnificat, the daily spiritual life companion

God the Father by Cima da Conegliano (c 1515)

The masculine-specific language of Father and Son isn’t arbitrary or replaceable

Cardinal Nichols (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal Nichols provides a wonderful antidote to the legalism that sees morality as a set of rules

A painting of St Catherine of Siena

MAGNIFICAT: The week ahead

How to get more from MAGNIFICAT, the daily spiritual life companion

A man venerates the Cross during the Good Friday liturgy CNS photo/Michael McArdle, Northwest Indiana Catholic)

Our experience of the Triduum is impoverished if we reduce it merely to attendance at its liturgies

Prof Brian Cox (PA)

Unlike Richard Dawkins, the physicist displays a winning humility when discussing God’s existence

Black smoke billows over the skyline as a fire at the oil depot for the airport rages out of control after being struck in the crossfire of warring militias battling for control of the airfield, in Tripoli, Libya in July (PA)

The Church west of Egypt has long been plagued by heresy, piracy and persecution

Monica and Augustine, as portrayed in the film 'Restless Heart' (CNS)

Like her son St Augustine, she overcame many difficulties to achieve sanctity

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