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Saint Thérèse of Lisieux is renowned for her fidelity and obedience (CNS)

Why are Catholics so disobedient?

None of us is immune from the temptation to dissent

‘A man of God who knew the unhappiness of the world’

St Pius X (August 21) had a saintliness that no one who knew him doubted

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was a stern critic of liberation theology as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (AP Photo/Massimo Sambucetti)

The problem, says the Pope, is denying the transcendent dimension of man: but some people are still going on about ‘structures of injustice’

Pius X wished to ‘renew all things in Christ’, says Benedict XVI

Daily readings: August 15 – August 21

Scripture readings for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms