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Volunteers at St Vincent’s furniture store (Luke Cameron)

St Vincent de Paul Society is a charity which provides a grace filled encounter for many suffering people each year

Society views celibacy as a strange lifestyle choice

Contrary to popular assumptions, chastity is dynamic, creative and radical

The Catholic Truth Society have released a booklet called Catholicism and Mental Health by Dr Pravin Thevathasan (PA)

In this area, science and faith do not have to be in conflict

Gerbils owe their familiarity in the West to Père David

As a missionary in China, he was also the first westerner to set eyes on a giant panda

Benedict XVI speaks to Dr Rowan Williams during his visit to Britain in 2010 (PA)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 09/02/12

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

Daily readings: September 26 – October 2

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Bishop Tom Burns celebrates Mass for the 350th anniversary of the deaths of St Vincent de Paul 
and St Louise de Marillac, whose work inspired the St Vincent de Paul society and the Daughters of Charity

This year commemorates the 350th anniversary of the deaths of Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac