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Pope Benedict addresses the United Nations in 2008 (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 04/12/12

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Benedict XVI leading Benediction of the Eucharist after a Corpus Christi procession (Photo: CNS)

Bring back Benediction!

The regular celebration of Benediction would help recover reverence towards the Blessed Sacrament

Mideast Egypt Syria

Why are liberal Catholics so self-righteous about the Church in Africa?

Pope Benedict is framed by a carousel horse at yesterday's Angelus (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 03/12/12

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Lord Justice Leveson with his report (Photo: PA)

But this is a very long report: it needs to be read and re-read carefully by everyone involved before any legislation is enacted. But this operation mustn’t be allowed to fail

Atheist advertising campaign launched

Neuroscientist Baroness Susan Greenfield makes an interesting critique of “scientism”

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon attended the launch of the centre (Photo courtesy of KAICIID)

The centre, based in Vienna, might actually be illegal in Saudi Arabia itself

UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 30/11/12

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The Venerable English College in Rome (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

The Church is not against women priests ‘because the Pope says so’