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Fr Roy Bourgeois at a demonstration in Washington in 2007 (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 20/11/12

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

Dorothy Day's Cause has been endorsed by the US bishops' conference (Photo: CNS)

What sets her apart from other holy men and women is that her early lifestyle was so at odds with her life after conversion

New members of the ruling Politburo Committee, including China's leader Xi Jinping, centre (Photo: AP)

May God bless the real Republic of China – Taiwan

Pope Benedict blesses the faithful at yesterday's Angelus (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 19/11/12

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

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Today we celebrate a ruler with a great love of the poor

The new Archbishop of Canterbury was reduced to tears by Leviticus

Archbishop-designate Justin Welby isn’t an Old Etonian in the David Cameron tradition

Young Brazilians lift the World Youth Day cross (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 16/11/12

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

The island of San Francesco del Deserto

Simon Raven’s 10-novel sequence Alms for Oblivion offers a window into upper-class mores, and also a terrible denunciation of modern life

Protesters in Dublin mistakenly blame Ireland's abortion laws for the death of Savita Halappanavar (Photo: PA)

Enda Kenny is predictably making the most of the situation: he shouldn’t be allowed to get away with it

Vatican Pope Easter

Some men just love to make-believe