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Morning Catholic must-reads: 27/02/12

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

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

‘Is it true, Father, that in Scotland men wear skirts?’

A Massai man Fritz Pölking/DPA/Press Association Images

Last night’s ‘Catholics’ focused heavily on vestments. In contrast, during my time in an African seminary we (mostly) tackled the foundational questions of morals

Thank you, BBC, for a sympathetic portrayal of our faith

Seminarians from Allen Hall, who featured in the documentary

Last night’s ‘Catholics’ was a worthwhile and sensitive portrayal of seminary life, devoid of sensationalism

Morning Catholic must-reads: 24/02/12

Pope John Paul II prays at the grave of Dr Jérôme Lejeune in 1997 (AP)

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

Give up your dreams of glory, Pope tells warring Vatican officials

Benedict XVI at the consistory last weekend (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Meanwhile, one of the leakers has made an anonymous appearance on Italian television

Morning Catholic must-reads: 23/02/12

Benedict XVI receives the ashes at Santa Sabina in Rome yesterday (AP)

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

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 22/02/12

A woman prays at an Ash Wednesday Mass in Hyderabad, India (AP)

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

Greek accusations that Merkel is behaving like a Nazi are unjust: it might, though, be a good Lenten exercise for Germany to embark on a penitential self-examination

This massive “bail-out” is intended to save the eurozone, not the Greeks

St Margaret Clitherow should be among those Britons honoured with a stamp

A biography published by St Pauls

To acknowledge its past Britain must commemorate Catholic martyrs alongside its war heroes

The Guardian, Britain’s liberal newspaper, has warm praise for the Catholic Church. The subject? Death

A lady prepares to receive the Sacrament of the Sick at a care home in Rochester, New York (CNS photo)

As a hospital chaplain administering to the dying you learn a lot about life and human dignity