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The Southern General Hospital in Glasgow, where Mary Doogan and Concepta Wood, were employed as “labour ward co-ordinators” (PA)

These brave women have taken their cause to the Supreme Court in London. This is now a vital test case. SPUC have taken on the costs: they urgently need our financial help

SSPX members disrupted the interfaith ceremony at Buenos Aires cathedral (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 21/11/13

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

Archbishop Kurtz is the newly elected president of the US bishops' conference (PA)

New US bishops’ conference president Archbishop Joseph Kurtz cared for his brother for 12 years

Francis blows a kiss as he arrives at the general audience (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 20/11/13

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Hell: is a bad place to be

I shivered when I listened to the Radio 4 broadcast this week

People venerate relics of St. Therese of Lisieux at the National Shrine of Walsingham (CNS)

What in the end is the point of relics?

To hate relics is to hate the historicity of the Incarnation

Pope Francis greeting Benedict XVI at the Vatican in July (CNS)

As attendance at Mass and the confessional ‘soars’, his pastoral strategy is looking clearer; who knows? The ‘Francis effect’ may even prove durable

Cuban Cardinal Jaime Ortega (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 19/11/13

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

The media has taken to Pope Francis (CNS)

Moral teachings do not change – only the way they are presented

Saint Thérèse of Lisieux is renowned for her fidelity and obedience (CNS)

Why are Catholics so disobedient?

None of us is immune from the temptation to dissent