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The Guardian, Britain’s liberal newspaper, has warm praise for the Catholic Church. The subject? Death

A lady prepares to receive the Sacrament of the Sick at a care home in Rochester, New York (CNS photo)

As a hospital chaplain administering to the dying you learn a lot about life and human dignity

Morning Catholic must-reads: 21/02/12

His Beatitude Fouad Twal, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem (AP)

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

The incredible story of pro-life heroine Ruth Pakaluk

Before her death from breast cancer the Catholic mother-of-seven devoted her life to life

Yet again, we are wrecking the life of an innocent man by handing him over to US ‘justice’ without any decision from our own courts

Chris Tappin speaks to the press in London (Photo: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire)

Blair’s shameful subservience to Bush spawned the 2003 Extradition Act: it should be repealed forthwith

The best thing a Catholic can do for Lent is to go to Mass every day

The Scala brings to mind the knowledge that Christ suffered and died at a certain place and a certain time

This year I will go through the Passion narrative of St Mark line by line

In El Salvador’s destitute border country a clinic run by refugees and orphans

Staff at the CAFOD-run clinic have harrowing tales, including one woman who was forced to flee aged only 10

Morning Catholic must-reads: 20/02/12

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

Why religion can never be ‘a private matter’

Polly Toynbee: committed to reasonable debate Photo: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Religious-secular debate continues to be a dialogue of the deaf

The visit led by Baroness Warsi to the Vatican ended in feelings of good will all round: all the same, the Holy See made it plain it is preparing for battle

Pope Benedict XVI greets Baroness Warsi on Wednesday (CNS)

The Church’s values are not those of the Cameron government; there could be trouble ahead

How Stalin became a Catholic

The dictator’s daughter Svetlana, who died last November, converted to the faith after a long correspondence with a priest