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A member of the Synod votes 'no' on their handset (Photo: PA)

The arguments for women priests were wholly secular. This is, in any case, the state Church: and in the end the state will decide

Recordings of the voices of many former popes, including Benedict XVI, feature in the new archive  (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 21/11/12

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

A meeting of the General Synod at the Assembly Hall of Church House (Photo: PA)

Now the ‘Church in turmoil’ headline will run for another five years

A US Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field in southern Afghanistan (AP)

According to some, drones in Waziristan are causing total social collapse. Who is telling the truth?

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They are an example to follow but also a splendid and royal rebuke to our times

Fr Roy Bourgeois at a demonstration in Washington in 2007 (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 20/11/12

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Dorothy Day's Cause has been endorsed by the US bishops' conference (Photo: CNS)

What sets her apart from other holy men and women is that her early lifestyle was so at odds with her life after conversion

New members of the ruling Politburo Committee, including China's leader Xi Jinping, centre (Photo: AP)

May God bless the real Republic of China – Taiwan

Pope Benedict blesses the faithful at yesterday's Angelus (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 19/11/12

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

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Today we celebrate a ruler with a great love of the poor