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Today’s Catholic must-reads: 07/12/11

Benedict XVI blesses the faithful at the end of the general audience (AP Photo)

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Morning Catholic must-reads: 06/12/11

Cardinal Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga (CNS photo/Michael Alexander)

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Last week, I asked Archbishop Nichols to clarify his views on civil unions: this led the CNA to ask him, too. He spoke: but did we get an answer?

Archbishop Nichols: 'Same-sex partnerships are not marriage because they have no root in a sexual relationship, which marriage does'

This is all getting to look very similar to what we have been told about the Soho Masses

In 1960 Cardinal Siri urged women not to wear trousers. I think he may have had a point

A model wears Chanel trousers in 1964 (AP)

When women wear trousers, he wrote, it flattens out the natural distinction between the sexes

Is Belloc best forgotten?

The Catholic writer is nowadays neglected, but much of his writing is florid, dull and unreadable

Morning Catholic must-reads: 05/12/11

Benedict XVI greets the faithful at the end of yesterday's Angelus (AP Photo)

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The Holy Father is clearly opposed to the death penalty; but why doesn’t the Church oppose it as unequivocally as abortion and euthanasia?

The execution room in the US state of Oregon. Since the death penalty was reinstated in 1984, two death row inmates have been killed by lethal injection (Photo: PA)

It’s a real question: I simply don’t understand

Why Charlotte Church knows more about liturgy than Rupert Murdoch

Charlotte Church

His attitude to sacred music is symptomatic of the modern age’s attitude to religious art

Morning Catholic must-reads: 02/12/11

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops (CNS photo)

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Should I give up alcohol forever?

A friend has suggested I join the Pioneers, whose members abstain from alcohol for life as reparation for alcoholism