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The final of last night's men's T44 100m at the Paralympic Games (PA)

We applaud competitors while welcoming new ways to ‘eradicate’ Down’s syndrome sufferers

A Christian district in the Pakistani capital Islamabad, where Rimsha Masih lives (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 07/09/12

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Michelangelo's Last Judgment (CNS photo)

The drama of salvation is one in which we all play a part, whether we like it or not

Pope John XXIII signs the bull convoking the Second Vatican Council (Photo: CNS)
A priest introduces groups of pilgrims to Pope Benedict at today's general audience

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 05/09/12

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Priests hear Confessions at World Youth Day in Madrid (Photo: CNS)

Confession may be in decline in many areas, but some parishes – usually seen as ‘traditional’ – are reversing the trend

Cardinal Martini after celebrating his final Mass as Archbishop of Milan in 2002 (AP)

The cardinal was calling for a religious revival, not for the abolition of unpopular Church teachings

Cardinal Angelo Scola celebrates the funeral mass for Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini

Morning Catholic must-reads: 04/09/12

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Nellie Gray, founder of the March for Life. Her motto was 'no exceptions, no compromises' (Photo: CNS)

Gaining some lives at the cost of others is to surrender the principle that every life is of equal value

Benedict XVI greets the faithful during yesterday's Angelus (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 03/09/12

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