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Bishops gather for the synod's closing Mass in St Peter's yesterday (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 29/10/12

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Jimmy Savile at the BBC in 1972 (Photo: PA)

The BBC was blinded by his celebrity status. But its problems with group-think are shared by many institutions

Cardinal Raymond Burke pictured in the chapel of his Vatican residence (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 26/10/12

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Mideast Syria

The regime hopes for a Paris-style solution to its rebellion

Obama 2012

The National Catholic Reporter is consistently supportive of the President; but what else do you expect?

Hans Küng pictured in his office in Tübingen (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 25/10/12

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The caring approach of Russian hospitals today stands in contrast to the forced birth policy of Ceaușescu (Photo: PA)

Fr Alexis Tarasov says that sometimes talking and listening to someone is all it takes

Cardinal Peter Turkson with Vatican spokesman Fr Lombardi (Photo: CNS)

Episcopal thinking should be rooted in empiricism rather than anecdote

The Pope arrives at this morning's general audience (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 24/10/12

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Benedict XVI reads a speech at Regensburg University in Germany on September 12, 2006 (Photo: AP)

How are we to evangelise Muslims?

We need to shake off the idea that conversion is cultural imperialism