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Rival protesters gather outside the Supreme Court in America (Photo: CNS)

In every successful campaign for social reform – from slavery to animal rights – images have been essential

Megan Stammers' mother Danielle Wilson and stepfather Martin Stammers Photo: Clive Gee/PA Wire

As the sad cases of teacher-pupil affairs show, abandonment of traditional morality leads us to tragic incoherence

SSPX superior general Bishop Bernard Fellay (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 28/09/12

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Campaigners in Maryland before a state vote on marriage (Photo: PA)

‘Hate crimes’ are being investigated on all sides

The Vatican's 'foreign minister' Archbishop Dominique Mamberti (AP Photo)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 27/09/12

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Benedict XVI struggles with a gust of wind during today's audience (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 26/09/12

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Andrew Mitchell allegedly called the police 'plebs' in a foul-mouthed tirade (Photo: PA)

Mitchell as Development Secretary was widely admired as a genuine idealist: our police, too, are respected for their dedication and courage: but what about Hillsborough?

Melanie C   Photo: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

We should see hope in people’s longing for the spiritual

Nick Clegg, whose office referred to opponents of SSM as 'bigots'

The gay marriage debate has turned unpleasant both here and in the US

Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth at his episcopal ordination Mass yesterday (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 25/09/12

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