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Morning Catholic must-reads: 20/03/12

Cardinal Seán Brady will present a summary of Vatican's investigation

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The Church of England being what it is, no Archbishop of Canterbury can succeed: but Rowan Williams has failed more disastrously than most

Dr Williams is likely to be a better Master of Magdalene than he was Archbishop of Canterbury (PA photo)

He is supposed to be a theologian: but his actions have been theologically incoherent

Sin, death, fighting for the faith: the rousing ‘Hail, glorious St Patrick’ is wonderfully un-PC

St Patrick depicted at St Patrick Church in Glen Cove, New York (CNS photo/Gregory A Shemitz, Long Island Catholic)

I always identify with the religious and patriotic sentiments it expresses

Padre Pio is Italy’s most loved saint. But the rest of the world seems to know little about him

A Padre Pio devotee in San Giovanni Rotondo, southern Italy (CNS photo/Max Rossi, Reuters)

St Pio of Pietrelcina, born 125 years ago, deserves to be celebrated by Catholics in Britain as well as Italy

The process for choosing the Archbishop of Canterbury is absurd and scandalous

Conservative favourite Dr John Sentanu

The decision is about politics, not prayer

Morning Catholic must-reads: 19/03/12

Benedict XVI delivers his Angelus address (AP)

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Tony Nicklinson and his family should know there is an alternative to despair

Nicklinson, 57, suffered a massive stroke in 2005 which left him paralysed from the neck down and unable to speak (PA photo)

Disasters should bring us together, and summon a community around the weakest person

Morning Catholic must-reads: 16/03/12

Our Lady of Charity church in Havana, where the occupation took place

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

Saudi Grand Mufti calls for churches to be destroyed: will David Cameron mention this next time he’s in Riyadh?

Freedom of religion is non-negotiable

This is the kind of bishop that I long for as a priest

Fr David Forrester says that the ideal bishop is a gifted evangelist who lives alongside his flock