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Judith Tebbutt, who was freed this week STR/AP/Press Association Images

Judith Tebbutt is free, but ransoms raise some impossible moral dilemmas

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 22/03/12

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

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 21/03/12

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

A wedding cake made by supporters of same-sex marriage depicts a male and a female couple (PA photo)

How to argue against same-sex marriage

Peter D Williams says that the faithful can defend traditional marriage convincingly if we keep our language moderate and our tone light

President Sarkozy, left, and his Socialist challenger François Hollande meet at a fundraiser last month (PA photo)

The massacres never had anything remotely to do with the French debate on immigration

Where does conscientious objection begin? The recent case of the Glasgow midwives raises difficult questions

Cardinal Seán Brady at a press conference yesterday (Niall Carson/PA Wire)

The Church in Ireland has finally got to grips with child abuse. Now, as the Apostolic Visitation report makes clear, it faces a new, grave crisis

Cardinal Seán Brady will present a summary of Vatican's investigation

Morning Catholic must-reads: 20/03/12

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

Dr Williams is likely to be a better Master of Magdalene than he was Archbishop of Canterbury (PA photo)

He is supposed to be a theologian: but his actions have been theologically incoherent

St Patrick depicted at St Patrick Church in Glen Cove, New York (CNS photo/Gregory A Shemitz, Long Island Catholic)

I always identify with the religious and patriotic sentiments it expresses