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The faithful reach out to touch the statue of San Cayetano in Buenos Aires (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 07/08/13

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

GK Chesterton in Brighton in 1935  (AP) Below: Statue of St Therese Lisieux at The National Shrine of St Therese in Darien, USA (CNS)

It was inevitable that sooner or later the devotion of so many to the conviction of Chesterton’s holiness should be recognised

A brave midwife stood up for the dignity of anencephalic babies (PA)

For every anti-human academic we need a moral midwife

Tony Drewitt-Barlow and Barrie Drewitt-Barlow say they may sue the C of E (PA)

Why is it up to the secular courts to decide what the Church of England does?

The Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, marking the bombing on August 6 1945 (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 06/08/13

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A page showing President Reagan's edits to his 'Evil Empire' speech (AP)

It was the détente policy dismantled by President Reagan which had placed us in danger: rearmament and confrontation which made us safe

Mary Beard, insulted by journalists and trolls alike (PA)

Twitter trolling is part of a wider debasement of the national conversation

Daniel Pelka (PA)

For the sake of a quiet life how often are we prepared to let things pass that we know to be wrong?

Pope Francis blesses pilgrims at yesterday's Angelus (AP)

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

People queue outside a job centre in central London (PA)

Catholics who support proposed benefit reforms should not be shunned