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Simon Raven’s 10-novel sequence Alms for Oblivion offers a window into upper-class mores, and also a terrible denunciation of modern life

Protesters in Dublin mistakenly blame Ireland's abortion laws for the death of Savita Halappanavar (Photo: PA)

Enda Kenny is predictably making the most of the situation: he shouldn’t be allowed to get away with it

Vatican Pope Easter

Some men just love to make-believe

Archbishop Mario Zenari  (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 15/11/12

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Blessed John Henry Newman (Photo: CNS)

Catholic liberals keep trying to claim Newman as one of themselves, by quoting him out of context: but he was a dedicated scourge of liberalism

Benedict XVI at the general audience in the Paul VI Hall this  morning (AP)

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Sir Jimmy Savile claims

One abuse victim’s account offers an instructive take on attitudes to paedophilia

Cardinal Dolan gives the president's address at the bishops' plenary meeting (CNS)

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Benedict XVI waves at a meeting with the Santa Cecilia association on Saturday (Photo: AP)

As the Pope says, the language is crucial for theologians. So much of St Augustine is lost in translation

A funeral in Ireland reminds me how Christian that country still is in comparison