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An activist demonstrates outside the US Embassy in Rome in support of death row inmate Troy Davis (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 20/09/11

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A Pro-life Day with Mary could be organised annually (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Pro-lifers should start by saying that abortion is intrinsically evil and fight on that principle

The costumes, the architecture and references to the First World War serve only as window-dressing

In it we watch the only aristocrats on earth who seemingly never care about money

Westminster Cathedral: the mother church of England and Wales (PA)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 19/09/11

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

A choir singing during Mass in New York (CNS photo/Mike Crupi, Catholic Courier)

Including such jingles as ‘Who put the colours in the rainbow?’ is patronising: are they for children?

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

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

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