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Morning Catholic must-reads: 30/08/12

A man walks past the locked house of Rimsha Masih in Islamabad (AP)

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Benedict XVI at this morning's general audience at Castel Gandolfo (AP)

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Why did the Arabs thrive while the Huns and Avars died out? Islam

Mideast Saudi Arabia Hajj

Last night’s documentary on the birth of Islam illustrates how powerful religion made Arabic culture

A Muslim group forbids tomatoes ‘because they are Christian’. Will dialogue with Muslims ever be possible? Perhaps: but it won’t be easy

A Salafi group has said Muslims should avoid eating tomatoes because of their cross-shaped interior

There are sane and moderate Muslims: but will they ever predominate?

Religious leaders must join forces to defend marriage

Religious leaders including Lord Sacks address crowds in London (Photo: PA)

Cardinal O’Brien has set up a commission to support marriage; the Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, meanwhile, says it lifts humanity ‘from biology to poetry’

St Augustine can inspire Muslims and non-believers as well as Christians

St Augustine played by Franco Nero in a new film of his life called Restless Heart (Photo: CNS)

His book Confessions is proof that the human heart does not change much over the years

Morning Catholic must-reads: 28/08/12

Archbishop-elect Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco (CNS)

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Am I the only person unhappy about women boxing?

London Olympic Games - Day 13

Sports like wrestling and boxing are training women to be as aggressive as men

International justice, whether in the Hague or in Strasbourg, has done nothing either to deter genocide or defend human rights

Lawyers await a judgment at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague (Photo: PA)

The existence of the International Criminal Court has probably led to tens of thousands of deaths. As for human rights…

Morning Catholic must-reads: 27/08/12

Pope Benedict pictured during yesterday's Angelus at Castel Gandolfo (AP)

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