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Morning Catholic must-reads: 05/12/11

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

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

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)

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

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

Morning Catholic must-reads: 01/12/11

The Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California (AP Photo/Jae C Hong)

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

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 30/11/11

Benedict XVI at this morning's general audience (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

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

Archbishop Nichols says he is in favour of gay civil unions: but that legally includes the right to adopt. So why did we lose our adoption agencies?

Archbishop Nichols, right, at a press conference following the bishops' plenary meeting (Photo: Mazur)

The teaching of the Church on civil unions is clear enough: does the archbishop support it or not?

Why do Catholics become Anglicans?

We must take a leaf out of the evangelicals’ book in trying to attract people back to Catholic churches