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Morning Catholic must-reads: 05/03/12

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

There is an agenda behind all this talk of leaks and scandal at the Vatican

Italian financial police in front of St Peter's Basilica (PA photo)

Many powerful groups want to reduce the influence of the Church in public life

Bishop Davies of Shrewsbury says we need to face the reality of hell during Lent. It’s such an unusual thing for a bishop to say that it made a Herald headline

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury (Photo: Mazur)

And yet, without understanding this reality, what is left?

The remarkable resilience of Welsh culture

The people of Prestatyn celebrate St David's Day yesterday
Photo: Geoff Abbott / Demotix/Demotix/Press Association Images

St David’s Day is just one example of the great strength of Welsh traditions

Morning Catholic must-reads: 02/03/2012

Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya of Kinshasa, right (CNS)

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

Morning Catholic must-reads: 01/03/12

The seal of the Vatican Secret Archives is shown on a replica document (CNS)

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

Same-sex marriage is the logical conclusion to decades of divorce and infidelity

We have taken this institution for granted for too long. Now the Coalition is showing how vital and precious it is

At long last we have a Scot who can stand up to Alex Salmond over the union

Lord Steel: 'We are seeing a trend towards the attributes of the one-party state, where news bulletins are led by stories of what the Dear Leader has been doing.' (PA photo)

Lord Steel, in a speech to the Lords, laid several blows on the hitherto untouchable First Minister

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 29/02/12

Benedict XVI with Cardinal Angelo Scola, the Archbishop of Milan (AP)

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

The campaign on ‘gendercide’ is blinded by a moral smugness

A woman at a rally against female foeticide, in New Delhi, India (PA photo)

It’s hypocritical to believe abortion is a right and yet be scandalised by who gets aborted and who doesn’t