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Benedict XVI at today's general audience (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 08/02/12

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Dickens... not as good the second time round AP/Press Association Images

A very good novel can make a Mexican bus journey pass very quickly

The Church of England General Synod (PA photo)
More than any monarch, Queen Elizabeth II understands the spiritual element of her coronation oath

Christianity is at the centre of her tireless dedication to public service

A statue of Jesus is seen in the Church of St. Andrew in Cholula, in the Mexican state of Puebla CNS phot o/Greg Tarczynski

Some 50,000 people have been killed in the war on drugs, and yet the country will survive this calamity as it has survived others

Cardinal William Levada (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 07/02/12

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Nuns build a snowman in St Peter's Square. Some scientists have suggested that the cold snap is caused by global warming (Photo: PA)

At the very least, let’s hear no more about this theory being ‘incontrovertible’

David Lammy: working-class parents feel powerless to discipline their children Photo: Johnny Green/PA

Smacking is not abuse and parents should not be penalised for it

Benedict XVI delivers his Angelus address yesterday (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 06/02/12

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Mexican carpenter José Ernesto Fernandez works on a chair to be used by Benedict XVI during his visit to León in March (CNS photo/Mario Armas, Reuters)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 03/02/12

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