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Morning Catholic must-reads: 10/02/12

A press conference takes place at the end of the symposium on abuse (AP)

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The business of transferring an embryo to a surrogate mother’s womb is, to me, deeply disquieting

Surrogate mothers at the Kaival Hospital in Anand, Gujarat, India (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

The woman who travelled to India for a surrogate was overjoyed, and saw the commercial transaction as mutually beneficial. But I found out it hard to celebrate

‘Romero is loved by the poor, but hated by the rich’

Salvadorans pray at the crypt where Archbishop Oscar Romero was buried at the cathedral in San Salvador  (CNS photo/Luis Galdamez, Reuters)

In the first of a series of blog posts from El Salvador Miguel Cullen reports from the chapel where Archbishop Oscar Romero was assassinated

Morning Catholic must-reads: 09/02/12

Benedict XVI speaks to Dr Rowan Williams during his visit to Britain in 2010 (PA)

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The faith of Mexicans is profoundly moving

A shrine to the Virgin of Guadalupe in Tijuana, Mexico Photo: CNS/David Maung

The kingdom of saints is real to the people of this country

The Church is the loser in this ugly war between Vatican officials

The Pope addresses Curial officials in the Clementine Hall (AP)

A fierce internal battle in the Roman Curia has spilled into the public square

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 08/02/12

Benedict XVI at today's general audience (AP)

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Dickens is disappointingly thin – give me AN Wilson anytime

Dickens... not as good the second time round AP/Press Association Images

A very good novel can make a Mexican bus journey pass very quickly

If a woman is a priest, she can also be a bishop: if she’s not, she can’t. Either way, there is now only one way out for Catholic Anglicans: it’s over the Tiber

The Church of England General Synod (PA photo)

The notion of setting up another ghetto for dissidents is simply ludicrous

More than any monarch, Queen Elizabeth II understands the spiritual element of her coronation oath

More than any monarch, Queen Elizabeth II understands the spiritual element of her coronation oath

Christianity is at the centre of her tireless dedication to public service