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Lawyers await a judgment at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague (Photo: PA)

The existence of the International Criminal Court has probably led to tens of thousands of deaths. As for human rights…

Pope Benedict pictured during yesterday's Angelus at Castel Gandolfo (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 27/08/12

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

Naked Harry pictures published

When the royal family start to behave like ordinary people, they will cease to represent us

The French geneticist’s Cause is needed more than ever

Nigerian women wait for antiretroviral treatment outside a clinic at a Catholic hospital (CNS photo)

Catholic charities, of course, provide 25 per cent of all HIV treatment

George Orwell: Winston Churchill read his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four twice (Photo: PA)

Orwell was one of those indispensable geniuses who transcended politics, and who Catholics too need as part of their mental furniture

Dom Mintoff in 1972 (Photo: AP)

A friend to Mao, Gaddafi and the Khmer Rouge, he was no harmless eccentric, and knew when to send in his thugs

A new scandal is shaking the Aussie Church

Police are currently looking into alleged cover-ups involving three senior churchmen

In the Netherlands shops are closed on Sunday but cafes are open (Photo: PA)

If I were in power I would bring in the Dutch system with a dash of the French: only corner shops open and lots of outdoor activities

David Cameron meeting President Zardari in Islamabad last year (Photo: PA)

What will Mr Cameron say or do about this gross barbarity? Just carry on supporting Pakistan regardless?