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Morning Catholic must-reads: 08/01/12

Benedict XVI at yesterday's Angelus (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

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The Three Wise Men are not just a fairy tale

The adoration of the Magi is depicted in a painting in the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia    CNS photo/Nancy Phelan Wiechec

The Wise Men’s journey reflects on our Christian journey too

Were the three wise men from China?

The Magi, as traditionally viewed   CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec

The Magi took two years to come from “the east”, far too long to be Babylonia or Persia, opening up the intriguing possibility that Christianity might not be alien to China

Morning Catholic must-reads: 06/01/12

Benedict XVI blesses the congregation after this morning's Mass

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

Christopher Hitchens set a challenge for Catholics

Christopher Hitchens and Tony Blair: last year they debated whether religion was a force for good in the world (courtesy of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation)

We must answer the charges that the late polemicist brought against religion

Lord Falconer’s safeguards will not make assisted suicide any safer

Lord Falconer: his commission concludes that 'the most important safeguard in any assisted dying regime would lie in the relationship between the patient and their doctors' (PA photo)

His commission ignores the evidence from Oregon and puts all its faith in the idea of a long-standing family doctor

Who is Rick Santorum, who nearly won the Iowa caucus? And can we trust the BBC to inform us about this or anything else in the US elections?

Rick Santorum, left, and the Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney (AP photo)

On Sundays Santorum goes to Mass in Latin; but the BBC Washington correspondent says he’s a Protestant. What else will he get wrong?

Morning Catholic must-reads: 05/01/12

Cardinal Seán O'Malley of Boston (CNS)

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Today’s Catholic must-reads: 04/01/12

Benedict XVI arrives for this morning's general audience (AP Photo)

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

The relentless drive towards euthanasia

PA/PA Archive/Press Association Images

We must resist the drive towards assisted suicide in the name of ‘compassion’