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Hundreds gather in Detroit to protest against statue of Satan

The statue was unveiled by the Satanic Temple at an undisclosed location in Detroit (PA)

The goat-headed Baphomet monument was unveiled by the Satanic Temple at an undisclosed location in the city

The Sisters will participate in various 
evangelistic activities, according to Bishop Egan

Bishop welcomes new community of Sisters to Portsmouth

The Sisters of Maria Stella Matutina will be based in the parish of St Joseph’s in Grayshott

Nuns wave the Armenian flag during Mass in St Peter's Basilica (CNS)

Pope welcomes election of new Armenian Catholic patriarch

Patriarch Gregoire Pierre was elected by his fellow Armenian bishops last week

The statue was unveiled by the Satanic Temple at an undisclosed location in Detroit (PA)

Hundreds gather in Detroit to protest against statue of Satan

The goat-headed Baphomet monument was unveiled by the Satanic Temple at an undisclosed location in the city

Young people from Ireland pose with a banner in 2012 after carrying the International Eucharistic Congress Bell up to the summit of Croagh Patrick for Reek Sunday in Ireland (CNS)

Annual pilgrimage up Ireland’s Reek Mountain cancelled due to bad weather

The Reek Sunday ascent of Croagh Patrick in County Mayo was called off due to high winds

The Chapel of the Snows at McMurdo Station (Alan Light/Flickr)

Catholic Church leaves Antarctica

The declining number of people attending church services means there is no longer a need for a Catholic priest

Pope Francis using the iPad to sign up for world Youth Day (PA)

Pope Francis uses iPad to sign up for World Youth Day

World Youth Day 2016 will take place in Krakow next July

A scientist at work during an IVF process (PA)

More than two million embryos destroyed in the UK since 1990

The latest Government statistics reveal that the number of embryos destroyed for IVF has now reached 2,227,972

Cardinal Nichols (PA)

‘The right to die is somebody else’s duty to kill,’ says Cardinal Nichols

Cardinal Nichols urged people not to fall for ‘great lie’ of assisted suicide during homily for the Day for Life

Italian Jesuit Fr Paolo Dall'Oglio, pictured in 2008 (CNS)

Pope Francis prays for Jesuit kidnapped in Syria

Fr Dall’Oglio was kidnapped two years ago this week

US Cardinal William Baum died on July 23 (CNS)

Cardinal Baum, longest serving US cardinal, dies

Cardinal William Baum was archbishop of Washington from 1973 to 1980 and was a cardinal for 39 years

Francis uses a tablet computer yesterday to sign himself up for next year's World Youth Day in Poland (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 27/07/15

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

Catholic Priest in Ukraine (PA)

Ukraine Church leaders reject constitutional move on same-sex rights

A letter to the Ukrainian president said the constitutional amendment would ‘seriously threaten’ family life

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'The premature sexualisation of children in their early teens is difficult but not impossible to avoid' (PA)

The premature sexualisation of our young has become a massive problem: what will the Church do about it?

Underage girls are being fitted with contraceptive implants without parental consent: this has to stop

'In this age of instant communication, Christian letter-writing should be seen as an apostolate' (PA)

Why the art of writing strongly worded letters to newspapers must not die out

Putting forward the Christian point of view in the press and social media will help keep the moral dimension of public debates alive

A teenage girl sleeps in a high fever,suffering from Malaria in South Sudan (PA)

Is progress being made at last in the fight against malaria?

President Obama could have used his Kenya trip to do more to raise awareness about the disease

A detail from a stain glass window at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Norfolk

Books blog: The awe-inspiring fortitude of the Martyrs of Compiegne

Gertrud von le Fort has made an imaginative contribution to the history of the inspirational Carmelites

An assisted suicide Bill will be debated in the House of Commons on September 11 (AP)

Mark this year’s Day for Life by defending the rights of the sick and disabled

If assisted suicide is legalised some patients would be regarded as having lives ‘not worth living’

The Pope hugs a Pentecostal pastor at a meting with Evangelical leaders in May [AP]

The Pope’s great Evangelical gamble

Can Francis overcome decades of antagonism between Catholics and Evangelicals?

Former SS officer Oskar Groening sits in a courtroom in Lüneburg, Germany [AP]

Would be you a Schindler or a Groening?

People who aren’t brave now can’t condemn those who were cowardly in the war

Pope Francis has embraced the 
‘environmental evangelical strategy’ [AP]

Why Christian leaders are really going green

Pope Francis’s pastoral strategy is to join an effort that has been underway for decades in both Orthodoxy and Anglicanism

What's inside this week's magazine?

What’s inside this week’s magazine?

Your guide to this week’s issue

Rome’s most famous clerical outfitter displays three sizes of papal cassock (CNS)

Are you more Catholic than Francis?

In the internet age everyone can be their own pope. But asserting one’s own authority to pronounce on authentic Church teaching is a dangerous business

The daughters of Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi hold a photo of their mother (CNS)

Enough is enough, Asia Bibi’s false imprisonment must end immediately

Pakistan’s blasphemy laws claim jurisdiction over those who are not Muslim, which is simply outrageous

David Cameron delivers a speech at Ninestiles Academy in Birmingham, where he said that new Government legislation will include powers to put non-violent extremists who radicalise young people "out of action" (PA)

The Prime Minister needs to face facts: ISIS is a religious problem

We need to fight ISIS with ideas not bombs

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