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Shahbaz Bhatti was a hero of the Catholic faith, a martyr by whose courage we should be inspired

People carry the coffin of the murdered Catholic politician Shahbaz Bhatti after a funeral Mass in Islamabad, Pakistan (AP Photo/B.K.Bangash)

But the chances for reform of the Pakistani blasphemy laws are now looking slim

This Lent I’m going to make a big sacrifice

A monk at Downside used to deny himself marmalade (Photo: PA)

Looking back at my New Year’s resolutions is profoundly disheartening. At least I get another chance at self-discipline

Morning Catholic must-reads: 04/03/11

Benedict XVI and Israeli prime minster Benjamin Netanyahu meet in Tel Aviv during the Pope's visit to the Holy Land in 2009 (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

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Morning Catholic must-reads: 03/03/11

Lesley-Anne Knight is the first female secretary-general of Caritas Internationalis (CNS photo/Cindy Wooden)

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The EU has made its secularism clear: is that now what the judges have done for the UK?

The High Court said that Eunice and Owen Johns should not foster children because they believe homosexuality is wrong (Ellen Branagh/PA Wire)

We know about the European Constitution: what has the High Court done to ours?

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 02/03/11

A plainclothes police officer examines the bullet-ridden car of Pakistan's Minister for religious minorities Shahbaz Bhatti (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

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Morning Catholic must-reads: 01/03/11

Pope Benedict XVI welcomes European Parliament president Jerzy Buzek to the Vatican (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, pool)

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‘Abortion is safer than having a baby’ – according to abortion providers, that is

The late Charlton Heston, pictured in 1994, was publicly pro-life (Photo: AP)

New guidance from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is misleading

The SSPX claim the Novus Ordo is a Protestant rite. Can they be serious?

Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta holds a monstrance containing the Eucharist (Photo: CNS)

The Mass of Paul VI is unambiguously sacrificial, not simply a remembrance of ‘the Lord’s Supper’

Morning Catholic must-reads: 28/02/11

Pope Benedict XVI blesses the crowd during yesterday's Angelus (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

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