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The opening of the Second Vatican Council in October 1962 (AP)

The Church was just not ready to face the changes the 1960s threw at it

David Cameron (PA)
The sun sets over Mawenzi Peak on Mount Kilimanjaro (AP Photo/Laura Rauch)

At last, an author who grasps how strange and sophisticated the continent really is

Fr Groeschel gave the controversial interview to the National Catholic Register (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 31/08/12

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

Natalia Partyka is competing in both the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics (AP)

There’s a chilling discrepancy between our attitudes towards Paralympians and disabled babies

Should the last king killed in battle be given a Catholic burial in Westminster?

A man walks past the locked house of Rimsha Masih in Islamabad (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 30/08/12

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

Benedict XVI at this morning's general audience at Castel Gandolfo (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 29/08/12

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

Mideast Saudi Arabia Hajj

Last night’s documentary on the birth of Islam illustrates how powerful religion made Arabic culture

A Salafi group has said Muslims should avoid eating tomatoes because of their cross-shaped interior

There are sane and moderate Muslims: but will they ever predominate?