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A woman at a rally against female foeticide, in New Delhi, India (PA photo)

It’s hypocritical to believe abortion is a right and yet be scandalised by who gets aborted and who doesn’t

Fr Pierbattista Pizzaballa, head of the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land

Morning Catholic must-reads: 28/02/12

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Its wraparound child care system is a dangerous social experiment that has damaged family life

Mother Angelica is taking on Obama over the contraceptive mandate (CNS photo)
Inquisition documents in the Vatican Archive. The reality is far less exciting than internet fantasists would have us believe Photo: AP/Arturo Mari, L'Osservatore Romano

Opening up would be the best way to tackle tedious but popular conspiracy theories around

Benedict XVI blesses the faithful during yesterday's Angelus (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 27/02/12

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A Massai man Fritz Pölking/DPA/Press Association Images

Last night’s ‘Catholics’ focused heavily on vestments. In contrast, during my time in an African seminary we (mostly) tackled the foundational questions of morals

Seminarians from Allen Hall, who featured in the documentary

Last night’s ‘Catholics’ was a worthwhile and sensitive portrayal of seminary life, devoid of sensationalism

Pope John Paul II prays at the grave of Dr Jérôme Lejeune in 1997 (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 24/02/12

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Benedict XVI at the consistory last weekend (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Meanwhile, one of the leakers has made an anonymous appearance on Italian television