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Morning Catholic must-reads: 13/10/11

A Copt prays over the coffins of 17 people killed in Sunday's clashes (AP)

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The Joanna Yeates trial and the Salvation Army chaplain who heard a confession of murder

David and Theresa Yeates laying flowers at Longwood Lane, Failand, where their daughter Joanna's body was found Photo: Ben Birchall/PA Wire)

The details of the case have been distressing: surely the jury can hear these in private?

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 12/10/11

Benedict XVI arrives for this morning's general audience (AP Photo)

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The Holy Father calls for a faith stripped of worldly habits

Pope Benedict XVI arrives at the meeting with representatives of Catholic associations in Freiburg (Photo: CNS)

Much of the 1950s, Home Counties Church that I grew up in had become a matter of mere convention

Every time I spend any time abroad, I wonder why, in a ‘global world’, we abandoned a global liturgy

Torreciudad, the Marian shrine rebuilt by St Josemaría Escrivá in Aragon, Spain

Mass in Latin unified the world Church: the vernacular has Balkanised it

Morning Catholic must-reads: 11/10/11

Dr Rowan Williams meets President Mugabe (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

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The broadcaster RTÉ has apologised for falsely accusing a priest of abuse. It’s not the first time for Irish media, sadly

Nora Wall, left, leaves Dublin's Court of Criminal Appeal in 2005 after being declared the victim of a miscarriage of justice (Photo: PA)

Let us hope they will be more careful in future

Morning Catholic must-reads: 10/10/11

Benedict XVI arrives for Mass in Lamezia Terme (AP Photo/Adriana Sapone)

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The dynamic, missionary, ‘evangelical’ Church of today is a world away from unthinking pre-Vatican II complacency

Pilgrims at the World Youth Day closing Mass (Photo: CNS)

What John Allen describes as ‘Evangelical Catholicism’ gives me hope for the future

Why on earth did French revolutionaries persecute and murder enclosed nuns?

The Château de Compiègne

The fine parish church of St Jacques in Compiègne has a side chapel dedicated to 16 Carmelites martyred in the Revolution