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Benedict XVI receives the ashes at Santa Sabina in Rome yesterday (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 23/02/12

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

A woman prays at an Ash Wednesday Mass in Hyderabad, India (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 22/02/12

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

A biography published by St Pauls

To acknowledge its past Britain must commemorate Catholic martyrs alongside its war heroes

A lady prepares to receive the Sacrament of the Sick at a care home in Rochester, New York (CNS photo)

As a hospital chaplain administering to the dying you learn a lot about life and human dignity

His Beatitude Fouad Twal, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 21/02/12

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

Before her death from breast cancer the Catholic mother-of-seven devoted her life to life

Chris Tappin speaks to the press in London (Photo: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire)

Blair’s shameful subservience to Bush spawned the 2003 Extradition Act: it should be repealed forthwith

The Scala brings to mind the knowledge that Christ suffered and died at a certain place and a certain time

This year I will go through the Passion narrative of St Mark line by line

Staff at the CAFOD-run clinic have harrowing tales, including one woman who was forced to flee aged only 10