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Today’s Catholic must-reads: 14/09/11

SSPX leader Bishop Bernard Fellay received the 'doctrinal preamble' at the Vatican this morning (CNS photo/Denis Balibouse, Reuters)

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‘Pro-choice’ campaigners should look to China and think again

One in six baby girls in China is aborted

Francis Phillips wonders if pro-abortion activists have thought through the consequences of their views

The Pope is right: the riots were a product of relativism – a rejection, and not only by the rioters, of objective moral values

Police clash with looters during the London riots

As the psalmist declaimed, ‘it is a people that do err in their heart’. We do need a ‘Big Society’: but on what will it be built?

Morning Catholic must-reads: 13/09/11

Metropolitan Hilarion has urged the Pope to address tensions in Ukraine (CNS)

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Despite his brilliance, St Augustine did produce a few duds

St Augustine: the Shakespeare of Theology (Photo: CNS)

But he was a wonderful writer and preacher: his Confessions ranks as one of the greatest books ever written

Morning Catholic must-reads: 12/09/11

Benedict XVI greets the faithful during his visit to Ancona (AP Photo)

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Anthony Powell’s masterpiece will change your life

Simon Russell Beale played Widmerpool, left, in a Channel 4 adaptation with Miranda Richardson

A Dance to the Music of Time ‘is just like life itself: the same people keep weaving their way in and out’

Should a Taoiseach’s statements be factually true or merely emotionally satisfactory?

It seems that Enda Kenny is happy to let foreigners at the Vatican take the blame (Photo: PA)

Surely, one lesson has been learned from the abuse crisis: lies and half-truths can be deadly

At 84, the Pope is preparing for a gruelling visit to Germany which would exhaust a man 30 years younger. How does he do it? Well, there’s an answer to that…

Pope Benedict XVI: a proven people magnet

This Pope is almost a one-man proof of the existence of God

Morning Catholic must-reads: 09/09/11

Archbishop Charles arrives at the Cathedral Basilica of Ss Peter and Paul in Philadelphia for yesterday’s installation Mass (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)

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