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Professor Wangari Maathai (AP Photo/KEYSTONE/Salvatore Di Nolfi)

The late Nobel Prize winner never forgot her debt to the Loreto Sisters

A priest speaks on a mobile phone after the shooting at  St Mary's church in Madrid (AP Photo/Paul White)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 30/09/11

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The BBC's website refers to BCE/CE rather than BC/AD as it is 'religiously neutral'

If our timeline does not commemorate the birth of Christ it has no business to exist at all

Dr Richard Scott is being subject to a heavy-handed investigation by the General Medical Council (Photo: PA)

A GP faces a disciplinary hearing for suggesting to a patient that Christianity might help depression

Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco meets Silvio Berlusconi (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 27/09/11

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The five nuns are beatified in Sarajevo on Saturday (AP Photo/Amel Emric)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 26/09/11

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If only someone like Dolores Hope could act as official censor at the BBC

A censor would not have to be Catholic; just someone who can tell the difference between laughter and obscenity

Tristram Hunt, MP and historian, says identity rests partly on tradition (Photo: PA)

Because we know less and less of the past, we know less and less of ourselves, and who we are

Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 23/09/11

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President Christian Wulff, right, and Chancellor Angela Merkel welcome Benedict XVI at Tegel airport this morning (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

His trip to Germany this week is his first foray as Pope outside Germany’s Catholic strongholds