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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)

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Cardinal Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga (CNS photo/Michael Alexander)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 06/12/11

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Archbishop Nichols: 'Same-sex partnerships are not marriage because they have no root in a sexual relationship, which marriage does'

This is all getting to look very similar to what we have been told about the Soho Masses

A model wears Chanel trousers in 1964 (AP)

When women wear trousers, he wrote, it flattens out the natural distinction between the sexes

Is Belloc best forgotten?

The Catholic writer is nowadays neglected, but much of his writing is florid, dull and unreadable

Benedict XVI greets the faithful at the end of yesterday's Angelus (AP Photo)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 05/12/11

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The execution room in the US state of Oregon. Since the death penalty was reinstated in 1984, two death row inmates have been killed by lethal injection (Photo: PA)