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My heart sank when I heard the Pope’s holiday reading advice

Benedict XVI told pilgrims this week that some books in the Bible could be read in an hour (CNS photo)

I’m not sure I can sit on the beach, surrounded by grandchildren, and read the Book of Job

My scripture suggestions for Cameron, Clegg and Miliband

David and his wife Samantha at a cafe in Tuscany (Lorenzo Galassi/PA Wire)

Three books in particular spring to mind

Michael Voris is coming to London. Cafeteria Catholics watch out

Michael Voris speaks at a bloggers' meeting at a bar in Rome (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

His message is simple: we Catholics should be prepared to live our faith radically

Sorry, Mr Weigel: the Irish Church has problems, but to call Ireland the ‘epicentre of European anti-Catholicism’ is simply wrong

Abuse survivors confront Archbishop Diarmuid Martin outside St Mary's Pro-Cathedral in Dublin (Niall Carson/PA Wire)

There’s an obvious distinction between the governance of the Church and the essence of the faith

Debate: Which parts of the Bible are best for summer reading?

PA photo

The Pope’s advice is to dip into the Book of Tobit, the Book of Esther or the Song of Songs. What would Herald readers suggest?

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 03/08/11

The Pope speaks during his general audience at Castel Gandolfo this morning (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

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

Morning Catholic must-reads: 02/08/11

The damaged interior of Holy Family Syrian Catholic Church after an early morning car bomb attack in Kirkuk (AP Photo/Emad Matti)

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

Another Irish nightmare: at Maynooth, they’re campaigning for abortion. But calm down; these days, there’s Maynooth and Maynooth

Bishops pictured outside St Patrick's College, Maynooth, at an extraordinary general meeting last year (Julien Behal/PA Wire)

All the same, the story is all too symbolic of Irish life today

Pete Doherty needs help. His fans should boycott his records until he gets it

Pete Doherty leaving a magistrates court earlier this year (John Stillwell/PA Wire)

He must be the despair of all who care about him

What attracted Anders Breivik to Freemasonry?

Breivik posing in his Masonic costume (PA photo)

The Masons in Britain are, apparently, open to anyone who believes in a God and donate huge sums to charity. So what did Breivik see in it?