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The assembly hall of the United Nations in Geneva (AP Photo)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 16/09/11

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Confession involves an act of contrition which is meant to signify a change of heart (Photo: PA)

Indeed, he could not help but mention the Pope

Benedict XVI meets engaged couples in the Italian city of Ancona (Photo: CNS)

One US ‘expert’, on the other hand, believes that people are just not cut out for monogamy

Archbishop Philip Wilson greets Pope Benedict during World Youth Day in Sydney in 2008 (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 15/09/11

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Servicemen in London hold wreaths honouring the victims of 9/11 (Luke MacGregor/PA Wire)

What struck me about these extremists was the sheer ugliness of their attitude

SSPX leader Bishop Bernard Fellay received the 'doctrinal preamble' at the Vatican this morning (CNS photo/Denis Balibouse, Reuters)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 14/09/11

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One in six baby girls in China is aborted

Francis Phillips wonders if pro-abortion activists have thought through the consequences of their views

Police clash with looters during the London riots

As the psalmist declaimed, ‘it is a people that do err in their heart’. We do need a ‘Big Society’: but on what will it be built?

Metropolitan Hilarion has urged the Pope to address tensions in Ukraine (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 13/09/11

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St Augustine: the Shakespeare of Theology (Photo: CNS)

But he was a wonderful writer and preacher: his Confessions ranks as one of the greatest books ever written