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Benedict XVI pictured during the Angelus at Castel Gandolfo (AP)

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

Alms for Oblivion is an entertaining but shallow tale, and not a patch on A Dance to the Music of Time

Cardinal Levada, outgoing prefect of the CDF, looks over his correspondence (CNS)

Collaboration with the procurement if an abortion attracts automatic excommunication: has any excommunication been officially lifted? Is he in fact sorry he did it?

Philippines School Opening

Yet Malthusianism is as fashionable as ever

Protesters call for the release of Asia Bibi in Lahore in 2010 (CNS)

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

It’s also saying that brain-damaged and demented people just cost too much: what’s happened to medical ethics?

Russia Annunciation

Morning Catholic must-reads: 19/07/12

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

What happens to a good person who is not a practising Christian?

Vatican official Mgr Ettore Balestrero discusses the Council of Europe report (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 18/07/12

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

Mgr Scicluna, the CDF's promoter of justice (Photo: CNS)

The Vatican gave bishops around the world a year to produce the most basic guidelines on handling abuse allegations and more than half of them failed to submit the text in time