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Cardinal Sarah: ‘Watering down’ Church teaching won’t attract young people

Young people are idealistic and want clarity, the cardinal said

Cafod suspended from certification by standards body

The aid agency received zero points out of five for its complaints system

Radical feminists attack church and town hall in Argentina

The women also attacked other public buildings with bombs, stones, and graffiti

Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/10/18

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

Cardinal Sarah: ‘Watering down’ Church teaching won’t attract young people

Young people are idealistic and want clarity, the cardinal said

In major break over Ukraine, Russian Orthodox Church splits from Constantinople

Russian Orthodox leaders decided to ‘break the Eucharistic communion’ over the decision to recognise an independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church

Washington archdiocese releases the names of 28 accused clergy

The accusations date back to 1948

Film spurs hundreds of abuse allegations in Poland as crisis spreads to Europe

The controversial film ‘Kler’ has broken box office records in the country

Taiwan offers second invitation to pope following Vatican-China deal

Taiwanese leaders are concerned that the Holy See could drop diplomatic relations

Vatican confirms synod’s final report to be voted on ‘part by part’

Each part will require a 2/3 majority to pass

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

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The Argentine Church must not be cowed by violent feminist attacks

The Church must be courageous in proclaiming the sanctity of life

Jesuit superior says pope is not the ‘chief’ of the Church- What did he mean?

Fr Arturo Sosa said: ‘the Pope is not the chief of the Church, he’s the Bishop of Rome’

Letters from the Synod-2018: October 17

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

Letters from the Synod-2018: October 16

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

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

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