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Holy Land Coordination bishops at Mass in Gaza
(Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/01/14

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

Italian film director Roberto Benigni (PA)

We should support people who are suffering or in despair and remind them that suicide is not the solution

A rainbow over flood water in the English county of Somerset (Tim Ireland/PA Wire)

The Romantic revolution embodied by Wordsworth has run its course

Cardinal-designate Vincent Nichols (AP)

Some commentators even take it as meaning that Pope Francis would have been in favour of the Soho Masses

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, Vatican observer at the UN in Geneva (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 16/01/14

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

The UN panel will focus on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 15/01/14

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

Indians protest against last month's court ruling, which the Church opposed (AP)

Nigeria’s new laws contravene Catholic teaching – and we should say so

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pontiff’s comments in his ‘state of the world’ address gave socialists and humanists a chance to engage with his criticism of our throwaway culture

People waiting in line outside a confessional (CNS)

Kneeling is a vital part of Confession

To kneel rather than sit helps distinguish Confession from psychotherapy sessions

Carol Duggan, the aunt of Mark Duggan, speaks at a vigil in his memory outside Tottenham Police Station on Saturday (PA)

The result of the inquest also begs the question, can there be justice without charity?