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Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphaël I Sako (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 07/02/14

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

Kirsten Sandberg, chairperson of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, speaking at yesterday's press conference (AP)

If critics think the Church hasn’t changed, they only need to do a quick online search to learn the truth

The UN human rights committee on the rights of the child delivering its report in Geneva (AP)

And the committee oversteps the mark by criticising Catholic teaching on contraception and abortion

A Polish bookshop sells copies of Blessed John Paul II's personal notes (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 06/02/14

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

Pope Francis arrives in St Peter's Square for the general audience (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 05/02/14

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

As long as it's just water...

Yet another ruling illustrates the absurdity of our attitude to abortin

A sign with a crucifix and rosary are seen during a pro-life demonstration July 10 outside the Irish Parliament in Dublin ahead of a vote to allow limited abortion in Ireland. (CNS)

The pro-life battle is a spiritual one

A temple built in the 5th-century BC by Greek colonisers in Selinunte, Sicily (AP)

Seeking out Sicily’s treasures

Money, care and time has been spent on restoring the historic sights of the island

A Vatican flag flies beside a German flag in a gift shop in Munich (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 04/02/14

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

Hoffman, with Doubt co-stars Viola Davis, Amy Adams and Meryl Streep (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello

The late actor shone a torch into the dark corners of clericism