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A pro-lifer protests outside an abortion clinic in Northern Ireland (Photo: PA)

If only people took time to consider the mysterious possibilities of pre-born life

Tapestries of the seven new saints hang from St Peter's yesterday (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 22/10/12

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ITALY MAFIA TRIAL

These days it’s very difficult for someone to simply disappear

Professor Mark Regnerus (Courtesy of Markregnerus.com)

The Regnerus affair may have a chilling impact on academic freedom

Cardinal Dolan, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney at last night's dinner (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 19/10/12

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Sir Jimmy Savile claims

The crimes of Jimmy Savile raise some difficult questions

In years to come priests may live in communities instead of on their own (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Or are parishes more effective with one lone priest fully immersed in the life of his flock?

Swiss Guards salute as a new bishop arrives at the synod hall (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/10/12

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Pope Benedict XVI  (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 17/10/12

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

Vatican II Opening Ceremony 1962

Cardinal Danielou ‘saw clearly that a humanism divorced from faith in Jesus Christ ends in ruin and despair’