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The faithful listen to the Angelus in St Peter's Square on Sunday (AP Photo)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 12/12/11

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

Candles decorated with images of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Photo: CNS photo/Rick Musacchio, Tennessee Register

The conversion of Mexico was the single most successful mission undertaken by the Catholic Church. Why did it succeed when others failed?

Archbishop Nichols is grilled by Stephen Sackur on the BBC's Hardtalk programme (Photo: BBC)

A Catholic liberal just isn’t the same thing as an Anglican one

Catholic Truth Society's altar missal (this one, in white, was presented to the Pope). Photo: Pierpaolo Finaldi

Not everyone, though, is happy about the new text. For me it brings back a sense of the sacred

Benedict XVI lights the electronic Christmas tree in Gubbio, Italy (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 08/12/11

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

St Ambrose, at St Peter's Basilica

We should celebrate St Ambrose, whose understated management skills kept the early church together – and who was the first person to read in silence

Cardinal Maradiaga says the world's climate is 'out of control' (Photo: CNS)

Churchmen who base moral notions on current scientific certainties should remember Galileo

Guinness rehearses Alan Bennett's Habeus Corpus (PA photo)

Alec Guinness and the Spanish mystics

In his diary he says St Teresa of Avila’s autobiography must be ‘one of the greatest given to the world’

Benedict XVI blesses the faithful at the end of the general audience (AP Photo)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 07/12/11

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

Cardinal Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga (CNS photo/Michael Alexander)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 06/12/11

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