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The news reporter John Simpson says he has 'a couple of pills handy' (PA photo)

If you don’t believe in eternal life it’s hard to find meaning in the indignities of old age

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair arrives to give evidence at the Leveson inquiry at the Royal Courts of Justice in central London, Monday, May 28, 2012. The Leveson inquiry is Britain's media ethics probe that was set up in the wake of the scandal over phone hacking at Rupert Murdoch's News of the World, which was shut in July after it became clear that the tabloid had systematically broken the law. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Nobody sincerely wanting to become a Catholic should ever be refused: their reasons are between themselves and God

A display featuring Pius XII at Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial (CNS)

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New Vatican communications adviser Greg Burke (Photo: CNS)

In a bare decade, Opus Dei has gone from being ‘secretive’ and misunderstood to being the Church’s PR experts

Babies: worth it CNS photo/Darren Whiteside, Reuters

Having children is not for dummies

In comparison, being prime minister is a piece of cake

Pope Benedict celebrates Mass on the feast of SS Peter and Paul last year (AP)

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Claim that thousands of patients are being killed appears sensational

Cardinal Schönborn has told rebel clergy they cannot serve as heads of local deaneries. (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 28/06/12

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A child waits to greet the Pope at the end of today's general audience (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 27/06/12

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Judges and other peers wait for the arrival of the Queen at the State Opening of Parliament (Photo: PA)