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Far from being chaotic, Late Antiquity was stable and confident right up until the late 5th century

Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 22/12/11

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The White House Christmas tree, which this year is called a 'Holiday Tree' (Photo: PA)

And does Cameron really mean what he says about standing up for Christian values?

Bishop Bernard Fellay with newly ordained SSPX priests in 2009 (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 21/12/11

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One of Christopher Hitchens’s best quoted passages suggests that, though a brilliant orator, he misunderstood Christian theology

Bethlehem-area Christians gather for a Mass in protest at the separation wall (AP photo)

A proposed separation wall near Bethlehem may jeopardise a famous altar wine produced at the Cremisan Monastery

Archbishop-designate Charles Brown (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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Nick Clegg delivers the annual Demos Lecture at Westminster Central Hall in London today (Leon Neal/PA Wire)

It’s all so outdated, now the research shows how much more stable marriage is than cohabitation

Christopher Hitchens, who died last week PETER FOLEY/LANDOV/Press Association Images

Christopher Hitchens was a magnanimous man who had many Christian friends

Evelyn Waugh and his wife pictured in 1950 (Photo: PA)

I like to think he would have approved of Mass in the Ordinary Form, too, now that we have an accurate translation