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Irish prime minister Enda Kenny has insisted that the decision to close the country’s embassy to the Holy See “has nothing to do” with the clerical abuse scandal.

We Are Church has said it will encourage Austrian lay people to celebrate Mass when no priest is available, claiming that the move is in accordance with the teaching of Vatican II.

Benedictine monks are to lose control of a leading English school following a clerical abuse scandal, the London Evening Standard has reported.

Discrimination against women “seems to be on the increase, above all in the western world“, Benedict XVI said yesterday when he received the new German ambassador to the Holy See (video).

Dr Tim Stephens says that Cardinal George Pell’s “pseudo-science should be ignored“.

Daniel Philpott reflects on the uncertain future of Arab Christians after the Arab Spring.

Philosopher Peter Kreeft explains why he became a Catholic.

And the British Jesuits’ online journal applauds Habemus Papam, Nanni Moretti’s new film featuring a Pope wracked by doubt.

The next Morning Catholic must-reads will be on Friday, November 11