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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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The campaign website

With abortion legislation imminent, we are at a pivotal moment in our country’s history

Newborn babies at a hospital in Shandong province, eastern China (Photo: PA)

The internet is making it impossible for Chinese authorities to keep their shameful policy away from international scrutiny

Work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith

What are we Catholics doing about poverty?

The economic question remains the biggest one of the age

Benedict XVI reflected on St Mark's Gospel at the Angelus (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 24/09/12

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