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Cardinal Pell greets Benedict XVI during the Pope's meeting with Australia's bishops yesterday (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 21/10/11

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St Augustine and his mother, St Monica, by the French painter Ary Scheffer

His theology derives from experience: he is the great enlightener of the need for grace

Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, which will release the document on global finance on Monday (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 20/10/11

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

Riot police hold their line (Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire)

Now it is too late: the law has taken its course and the law, once it gets going, is difficult to stop

If we are going to adopt morally superior attitudes, we had better be sure we are actually morally superior

Benedict XVI waves at today's general audience (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 19/10/11

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A barefooted pilgrim walks on his hands and knees to the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

His own life was a pilgrimage of joyful suffering towards a closer union with Christ

Pope Benedict proclaimed the Year of Faith at Mass at St Peter's on Sunday (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/10/11

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

Gilad Shalit gives his first interview to Egyptian television after his release

His kidnapping five years ago has done the Palestinian cause no favours

The Queen’s cousin has set a fine example to fellow royals and fellow Catholics