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Archbishop Piero Marini adjusts Benedict XVI's skullcap in 2007 (AP)

If Archbishop Piero Marini really is appointed, it will be an unmistakeable declaration that we are all to be plunged back into the hermeneutic of discontinuity and rupture

Pope Francis (AP)

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Pope Francis  (AP)

Catholic-secular divisions run deep in Italy, so the Holy Father’s interview with a leading atheist is curious

Natalie Portman says that 'the fallacy in Hollywood is that if you're making a 'feminist' story, the woman kicks ass and wins' (PA)

Assigning powerful women masculine qualities to negate their femininity was commonplace in the Tudor period

'The new law states that an abortion can be carried out in the Republic of Ireland throughout the nine months of pregnancy where the life of the mother is at risk' (Photo: PA)

Dublin’s Mater Misericordiae Hospital seems to have accepted the change in the law that could pave the way for abortion on demand

Pope Francis has given his second major interview in 12 days (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 01/10/13

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Benedict XVI drives past a picture of John Paul II in St Peter's Square on the day of the late pope's beatification (CNS)

The Catholic Church ‘thinks in centuries’ and this phrase rests on the received wisdom that time needs to pass before we can make a judgement on someone

Pornography addiction can work in the same way as addiction to alcohol or heroin

Former lad’s mag editor Martin Daubney should be applauded for exposing the damage it does

Priests at yesterday's papal Mass for catechists in St Peter's Square (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 30/09/13

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We all are children of Romanticism

Fidelio tells us a lot about how liberalism has triumphed over its romantic roots