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Morning Catholic must-reads: 14/06/11

Benedict XVI takes part in a convention of Rome parishes at the St John Lateran last night (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

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I was wrong to be rude to Rowan Williams; but I wasn’t critical enough of his anti-coalition attack

Dr Robert Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury, talks to Margaret Thatcher in 1983 (PA photo)

The archbishop’s arguments were derived from Left-wing politics, not the Christian religion

Morning Catholic must-reads: 13/06/11

Benedict XVI celebrates Mass in St Peter's Basilica on Pentecost Sunday (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

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Debate: Should Catholic bishops follow Rowan Williams’s example and intervene more forcefully in politics?

The Houses of Parliament (PA photo)

Or should they only intervene when they have the weight of the Magisterium behind them?

Fr McCoy was not being disobedient when he accepted female servers for the old form

Servers bow during a Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Latin rite at the Basilica of St John Lateran in Rome (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Two years ago a letter from Ecclesia Dei said female servers in the EF was allowable, if not recommended

Rowan Williams has exposed his ignorance and crass insensitivity yet again

Dr Rowan Williams says the Coalition Government is introducing radical, long-term policies 'for which no one voted' (PA photo)

That’s a nuisance; it means that our own bishops will now be cautious when they ought to speak out

Britain seems to be losing its taste for opera

Placido Domingo performs in a production of Simon Boccanegra at the Staatsoper in Berlin (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

If so, this is bad news for all of us

Morning Catholic must-reads: 10/06/11

The first members of the Personal Ordinariate are ordained in Westminster Cathedral in January (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

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Hungary’s cheering pro-life constitution offers a shining example to a comfortable, selfish Britain

Hungary's justice minister Tibor Navracsics speaks in the country's Parliament building about the new constitution (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)

The post-Communist country has grasped what is fundamental: a respect for life

Morning Catholic must-reads: 09/06/11

Child evacuees from Fukushima Prefecture  arrive at their new evacuation shelter last March (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

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