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Today’s Catholic must-reads: 11/01/12

Pope Benedict gives his blessing at today's general audience (AP)

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Morning Catholic must-reads: 10/01/12

The Pope greets diplomats yesterday (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito, Pool)

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As I said last time, I rather like the look of the ‘turbo-Catholic’ candidate Rick Santorum: but about the NHS he is simply deranged

Rick Santorum claims that the NHS has 'devastated' Britain (Photo: AP)

Orthodox American Catholics seem to think that doctrinaire neo-liberalism is the logical consequence of faith: they’re just wrong

Father Prospero, possibly the most intelligent man alive, is to become Malta’s second ever cardinal

Fr Prosper Grech, of the Augustinian Order, was for many years a distinguished professor in Rome

I’m puzzled by St Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc, as portrayed by Milla Jovovich in the 1999 film The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc

Yet there is no doubt that this extraordinary woman, who heard “voices”, was sane

Morning Catholic must-reads: 08/01/12

Benedict XVI at yesterday's Angelus (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

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The Three Wise Men are not just a fairy tale

The adoration of the Magi is depicted in a painting in the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia    CNS photo/Nancy Phelan Wiechec

The Wise Men’s journey reflects on our Christian journey too

Were the three wise men from China?

The Magi, as traditionally viewed   CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec

The Magi took two years to come from “the east”, far too long to be Babylonia or Persia, opening up the intriguing possibility that Christianity might not be alien to China

Morning Catholic must-reads: 06/01/12

Benedict XVI blesses the congregation after this morning's Mass

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Christopher Hitchens set a challenge for Catholics

Christopher Hitchens and Tony Blair: last year they debated whether religion was a force for good in the world (courtesy of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation)

We must answer the charges that the late polemicist brought against religion