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A History of Loneliness is the story of a man  pushed into the priesthood by his over-devout mother (CNS)

How to receive Holy Communion

The Blessed Sacrament is supposed to be consumed at once

Sandi Toksvig says she was groped on air 30 years ago (PA)

Following the Jimmy Savile revelations, more and more women are coming forward with stories of sexual harassment

Pope Benedict waves as he leaves this morning's general audience (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 10/10/12

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Cardinal Wuerl leaves the opening meeting of the synod of bishops (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 09/10/12

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Pro-lifers march in Madrid (Photo: CNS)

Displaying these images outside an abortuary may change the minds of some women, but they will alienate the general public

The NHS is floating the idea of 'presumed consent' for organ donation (Photo: PA)

Under presumed consent I am not confident the state would feel a duty to treat a corpse with reverence after death or use it solely to help others live

Cardinals attend the Mass for the opening of the Synod AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino

The method offers Christians a way to live the faith

Bishops and cardinals attend the synod's opening Mass in St Peter's Square (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 08/10/12

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Kenneth Clark presents Civilisation in 1969

In 200 years a latter-day Kenneth Clark might look on our society as a singular historical period that has passed away

Kenya Africa Religion vs Poachers

How NGOs are as complicit as the Kleptocrats