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Today’s Catholic must-reads: 05/09/12

A priest introduces groups of pilgrims to Pope Benedict at today's general audience

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Confession must once again be seen as the normal practice of a Catholic life

Priests hear Confessions at World Youth Day in Madrid (Photo: CNS)

Confession may be in decline in many areas, but some parishes – usually seen as ‘traditional’ – are reversing the trend

Don’t believe what you’ve read about Cardinal Martini’s last interview

Cardinal Martini after celebrating his final Mass as Archbishop of Milan in 2002 (AP)

The cardinal was calling for a religious revival, not for the abolition of unpopular Church teachings

Morning Catholic must-reads: 04/09/12

Cardinal Angelo Scola celebrates the funeral mass for Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini

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Pro-lifers cannot win the debate by bargaining over the lives of the unborn

Nellie Gray, founder of the March for Life. Her motto was 'no exceptions, no compromises' (Photo: CNS)

Gaining some lives at the cost of others is to surrender the principle that every life is of equal value

Morning Catholic must-reads: 03/09/12

Benedict XVI greets the faithful during yesterday's Angelus (AP)

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The signs of decay in the Church were evident well before Vatican II

The opening of the Second Vatican Council in October 1962 (AP)

The Church was just not ready to face the changes the 1960s threw at it

They sneered at Bishop Gilbert’s suggestion that gay marriage would lead to unions between one man and two women. Well, now it’s happened

David Cameron (PA)

In Brazil, the unthinkable has come to pass. Why not?

Tanzania’s vanishing Greek community is a parable of the failures of modern Africa

The sun sets over Mawenzi Peak on Mount Kilimanjaro (AP Photo/Laura Rauch)

At last, an author who grasps how strange and sophisticated the continent really is

Morning Catholic must-reads: 31/08/12

Fr Groeschel gave the controversial interview to the National Catholic Register (CNS)

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