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Morning Catholic must-reads: 12/07/12

The Pope attends a concert at Castel Gandolfo yesterday (AP Photo)

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The gay marriage debate has made us evaluate what marriage is for

Perhaps an unintended consequence of this saga is that it has made us appreciate marriage more

On Archbishop Mennini’s advice, Bishop Mark Davies’s right-hand man has been appointed Bishop of Portsmouth: this is the dawning of a new era

Archbishop Mennini, apostolic 
nuncio to Great Britain (Photo: Mazur)

Soon, a third of the dioceses in England will have new bishops who outspokenly defend the Magisterium

This is the age of addiction. Could Puritanism come next?

Cupcakes can be difficult to resist (PA photo)

Civilisation never knows what’s around the corner, as present trends rarely continue – in fact, they will probably reverse

Morning Catholic must-reads: 10/07/12

Benedict XVI visits the Ad Gentes Centre in Nemi, Italy, yesterday

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

St Maria Goretti, who died defending her virginity, should be an inspiration for Aids charities

This painting of St Maria Goretti hangs at the shrine where she is buried in Nettuno, Italy (CNS photo)

She could join Terrence Higgins as a figurehead for those who are trying to eradicate HIV/Aids

What is the relevance of religious belief to the Libor scandal? We are hearing wise and persuasive words from Jewish thinkers: but what do our bishops say?

Chief rabbi Lord Sacks (PA photo)

Why is it always Rabbi Sacks who gives rational and coherent moral guidance to our benighted society, and not any Catholic leader?

Why I’m glad I saw Auschwitz

An icon of evil seared into the public consciousness AP Photo

There are some things that are simply evil in themselves, and never to be justified

Morning Catholic must-reads: 09/07/12

Benedict XVI greets the crowds at Castel Gandolfo yesterday (AP)

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

Fulton Sheen understood how Sacraments could transform our lives

Vatican Saints

Catholic should learn more about the television evangelist, now a venerable