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Pope expels two Chilean bishops from priesthood

Francisco José Cox and Marco Antonio Órdenes were both accused of abuse

Morning Catholic must-reads: 16/10/18

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Pope expels two Chilean bishops from priesthood

Francisco José Cox and Marco Antonio Órdenes were both accused of abuse

Pope Francis at canonization Mass: ‘Jesus is radical’

‘He gives all and he asks all,’ the Pope explained

Relics offer physical reminder that saints were real people

Relics of the new saints were set at the feet of a statue of Mary on Sunday

Morning Catholic must-reads: 15/10/18

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

Saints risk all for love of Jesus, Pope says at canonisation Mass

Pope Francis canonises Paul VI, Oscar Romero and five others

London council apologises to pro-life charity

Life took legal action after the removal of its stall at the Lambeth Country Show

Eastern European bishops want a focus on Eucharist, fatherhood in Youth Synod

One bishop pointed out that the Instrumentum Laboris mentions the sacraments only 8 times

Cardinal O’Malley expands sex abuse investigation to include all Boston seminaries

It is not known if there are accusations involving the additional seminaries

Bishop Barron at Synod of Bishops: Young people are ‘hungry for mission’

Outreach to young people needs to be accompanied by a call to holiness and conversion, he added

Texas dioceses make joint pledge to release lists of accused clergy

The list will include all credible accusations dating back to the 1950s

Pope accepts Cardinal Wuerl’s resignation as Archbishop of Washington

However, the cardinal will continue as Apostolic Administrator until a replacement is appointed

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The West urgently needs to distance itself from Saudi Arabia

The disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi highlights the hypocrisy of supporting the Saudi state

Senior clerics should follow the example of Cardinal Merry del Val

Pope Pius X’s Secretary of State was a man of remarkable humility

Letters from the Synod-2018: October 15

Reports and Commentary, from Rome and Elsewhere, on the XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Analysis: Will bishops push for clarity on the synod’s procedural rules?

Two weeks in, decisions about the synod’s rules have still not been announced

Oscar Romero canonisation: right saint, wrong place

Romero should have been canonised in San Salvador

As the Vatican wavers on a visitation, American laity launch their own investigations

Catholics are divided by the prospect of an inquiry into the College of Cardinals

Cardinal Wuerl is gone — or is he?

Once again, the Pope has officially removed someone while effectively keeping them in place

The Orthodox stand-off over Ukraine is about more than just religion

Russians will consider the decision to recognise an independent Ukrainian Church as an attack on their very identity

Gregorian chant: the cultural front line of the new evangelisation

The cultural and artistic value of chant exercises a powerful attraction

At the synod, the Church’s culture war looks a lot like class war

Progressive bishops want to replace ‘rigid’ codes and speak of sexuality ‘without taboo’. How very bourgeois

If they can’t even defend marriage, what is the point of the Tories?

From no-fault divorce to the extension of civil partnerships, the party is caving in to ideological attacks on marriage

Letters from the Synod-2018: October 12

Reports and Commentary, from Rome and Elsewhere, on the XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

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