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People are walking away from Catholicism because they do not understand it

Statio Orbis

If anything, New Atheists only help a faith in decline across Europe

Morning Catholic must-reads: 22/06/12

Archbishop Rino Fisichella  (CNS)

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Morning Catholic must-reads: 21/06/12

Archbishop Luigi Pezzuto, Apostolic Nuncio to El Salvador gives Holy Communion to a Mara Salvatrucha gang member (AP)

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Don Giovanni’s terrifying descent into Hell inspired Ignatius Spencer to become a Catholic: but without faith, a secular age doesn’t get Mozart, either

Don Giovanni, here performed at Garsington, used to be seen as a moral drama

Go to Garsington this year for the music: the stage director hasn’t a clue what Don Giovanni is really about

How a pagan soldier was moved by the faith of a Christian priest

But who was St Alban, Britain’s earliest saint?

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 20/06/12

Pope Benedict at this morning's general audience (AP)

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The clash between Obama and the Catholic Church, as seen by the BBC

A sign at a religious freedom rally in Phoenix, Arizona (CNS photo)

The heart and soul of one particular Radio 4 programme was not on the side of the bishops

Morning Catholic must reads: 19/06/12

The Council of Europe's plenary room in Strasbourg (AP)

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Someone, somewhere is responsible for the Greek tragedy

Riot police use tear gas as protesters stand in front of the Greek Parliament in Athens, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. Riots engulfed central Athens and at least 10 buildings went up in flames in mass protests late Sunday as lawmakers prepared for a historic parliamentary vote on harsh austerity measures demanded to keep the country solvent and within the eurozone. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

The economic approach of Athens has resembled Becky Sharp in Vanity Fair

The Congress has prepared Ireland for a possible papal visit

Pilgrims inside Croke Park in Dublin during the Statio Orbis (PA photo)

It has shown we Irish Catholics can put aside our bitterness about abuse and rejoice in what unites all the world’s faithful