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It’s also saying that brain-damaged and demented people just cost too much: what’s happened to medical ethics?

Russia Annunciation

Morning Catholic must-reads: 19/07/12

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What happens to a good person who is not a practising Christian?

Vatican official Mgr Ettore Balestrero discusses the Council of Europe report (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 18/07/12

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Mgr Scicluna, the CDF's promoter of justice (Photo: CNS)

The Vatican gave bishops around the world a year to produce the most basic guidelines on handling abuse allegations and more than half of them failed to submit the text in time

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And talk of Hell is not the best way to bring them back

Jim Jones, founder of the Peoples Temple, which ended with the mass suicide of 900 members (AP photo)

Even Christianity is not immune to spiritual pathology

St Ignatius Cathedral in Shanghai, where Bishop Ma Daqin was ordained (AP)

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The HMS Ocean heads towards Greenwich for a pre-Oympics security exercise (PA photo)

Are they really going to shoot down aircraft over London? If not, what are those Typhoon jets for?

David Cameron and Melinda Gates at the summit on family planning last week (Photo: PA)

Hundreds of millions of women apparently have an ‘unmet need’ for contraception. The concept is vague at best