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How Catholics can learn from Cardinal O'Brien's disgrace

How Catholics can learn from Cardinal O'Brien's disgrace

If the last two weeks help people to realize that holiness is the only acceptable standard for a Christian life, Cardinal O’Brien won’t have stumbled in vain.

Shroud of Turin to make rare live TV appearance at Easter

Shroud of Turin to make rare live TV appearance at Easter

The Easter Saturday broadcast has been described as Pope Benedict's last gift.

The Church must not kid itself that the abuse crisis is over

The Church must not kid itself that the abuse crisis is over

At least five of the cardinals who will vote in the conclave have a record of handling abuse cases that is less than exemplary.

Church leaders won't back new Violence Against Women Act

Church leaders won't back new Violence Against Women Act

Bishops have balked at provisions for lesbians, transgender and bisexual women within the Act.

A hectic day in the life of a Vatican press officer

A hectic day in the life of a Vatican press officer

The Rev Thomas Rosica has been drafted into the Vatican press office to assist during this extremely busy period. Here he reflects on his role.

Bishops force sale of 'Christian' easter eggs in supermarkets

Bishops force sale of 'Christian' easter eggs in supermarkets

Many UK children believe that Easter is the celebration of the Easter Bunny's birthday. The Christian egg spells out the real meaning.

Socialist president took last sacraments before dying

Socialist president took last sacraments before dying

Despite years of antagonism, President Chavez died reconciled with his Catholic faith.

Poll: most Catholics want priests to be able to marry

Poll: most Catholics want priests to be able to marry

The latest Pew Research Center poll shows a small majority in favor of married priests and a fairly even split on whether the Church should be more 'traditional' or 'modern.'

Tension at conclave: US cardinals told to stop meeting press

Tension at conclave: US cardinals told to stop meeting press

"They got slapped down," says one observer. "They were a convenient scapegoat."

Is the gloom over? Dow Jones and FTSE hit all-time highs

Is the gloom over? Dow Jones and FTSE hit all-time highs

The financial crisis that shook the world in 2009 may be fading into memory.

Two Asian cardinals still haven't arrived at conclave

Two Asian cardinals still haven't arrived at conclave

Jean-Baptiste Pham of Vietnam and John Tong Hon of Hong Kong are among five voting cardinals who have not yet reached Rome.

The crazies as well as the cardinals pour into Rome

The crazies as well as the cardinals pour into Rome

With the conclave ahead, excitement is building - as is the number of eccentrics around St Peter's Square.

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