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Morning Catholic must-reads: 25/02/14

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Everything depends on the character, fidelity and communication skills of the local bishop

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

I am delighted that Vincent Nichols will receive the red hat tomorrow

This is not a good start to his cardinalatial ministry; he admits that he might benefit from a ministerial briefing on the complexities of government policy. He should ask for one

Archbishop Nichols and Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor at Archbishop's House, Westminster (PA)

The new cardinal could take a number of practical steps to show compassion for those using food banks

Standing up for Catholic beliefs in the public arena is a tough but vital task

Mother Teresa persuaded Clinton to open a home for orphaned children, and we should follow the feisty nun’s example

Saudi Arabia’s crackdown on St Valentine’s Day might be ridiculous but it is also understandable