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The Pope’s half million bees have a lesson for us all

Bees are carved at the base of columns by the High Altar at St Peter's Basilica (Photo: CNS)

If they thrive, it will show that we don’t have to accept the decline of this endearing creature

Italy is now ‘in the abyss’ – and the Vatican will not escape this disaster

Berlusconi has lead Italy into an economic abyss Photo: Dan Kitwood/PA Wire

Italy is facing its worst crisis since the Second World War

Morning Catholic must-reads: 11/11/11

Pope Benedict uses a mobile platform in St Peter's Basilica (AP Photo)

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

Debate: Does it matter if a priest is a bad public speaker?

Is good oratory absolutely crucial or is it low down on the list of sought after priestly qualities?

Fans unite to kill bill to end sectarianism

Both Celtic and Glasgow fans are campaigning against a bill that would criminalise displays of bigotry on the terraces

It is my grandson’s generation that will have to take up the struggle for Christian values

Plus some helpful responses to my post about Tesco

At last, Berlusconi is to resign. But it’s a mystery he lasted so long

Berlusconi endures a voting session in the Italian parliament earlier this week (Photo: PA)

Italians saw in Berlusconi what they saw in Mussolini – an anti-establishment figure who defied the law

Next summer, the incorrupt heart of the Curé d’Ars will be visiting the diocese of Shrewsbury; but why only Shrewsbury?

A Knights of Columbus honour guard processes with a reliquary containing the incorrupt heart of St John Vianney (Photo: CNS)

Surely priests (and seminarians) from other dioceses should be spending time with their patron saint? Not to mention the rest of us

Morning Catholic must-reads: 08/11/11

Irish prime minister Enda Kenny (Niall Carson/PA Wire)

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

Closing the embassy to the Holy See – the one cut the Irish government enjoyed

Irish leader Enda Kenny Photo: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP/Press Association Images

Closing the embassy makes no economic logic – rather it is down to a ‘cooling of relations’