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Benedict XVI speaks during his weekly general audience at Castel Gandolfo (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 31/08/11

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

The Mass is meant to be sung but, by and large, is not (CNS photo)

The English settings I learnt at school seem to have disappeared entirely

A scene from Of Gods and Men, about the martyrdom of the Tibhirine monks

One priest suggests they cannot be Christian martyrs if they repeatedly worshipped a false god

Nadine Dorries's amendment on pre-abortion counselling seems to have prodded the Government into action

Nadine Dorries wants to stop taxpayers’ money going to ‘counselling’ by abortionists: but will the Department of Health actually back her?

Archbishop Edwin O'Brien (CNS/Owen Sweeney III, Catholic Review)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 30/08/11

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

Benedict XVI gestures during the Angelus yesterday (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 29/08/11

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

Muammar Gaddafi pictured during a visit to Rome in 2009 (ANDREW MEDICHINI/AP/Press Association Images)

If Gaddafi had followed this simple rule so many lives would have been spared

Benedict XVI launches the Vatican news portal News.va on an iPad in June (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)
Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston  (CNS photo/Gregory L. Tracy, The Pilot)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 26/08/11

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

The Holy Father looks on as a female server presents his zuchetto

Undoing the damage will take time: the sooner the Church starts to clear up the mess, the better