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Christopher Hitchens has mellowed, but his idea of Christianity is still grossly distorted

Dr Francis Collins, who pioneered Hitchens's cancer treatment, is mentioned in the Pope's new book (AP Photo/J Scott Applewhite)

He suspects the scientist who pioneered his cancer treatment is praying for him, and doesn’t mind

The air strikes over Libya undoubtedly meet St Thomas’s conditions for a just war

Women in Benghazi rally in support of coalition strikes (CNS photo/Finbarr O'Reilly)

This is a risky venture: but the risk of doing nothing was much greater

Morning Catholic must-reads: 28/03/11

Pope Benedict XVI prays during his visit to Fosse Ardeatine yesterday (AP Photo/Osservatore Romano, HO)

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

Cardinal Bertone may be right to block the head of Caritas: but the way he has done it is a massive own goal

The Vatican has blocked the re-election of Dr Lesley-Anne Knight as secretary-general of Caritas Internationalis (Photo: CNS)

The Roman Curia has to learn both to communicate and to behave with more sensitivity

Debate: Is it ever right to advise someone not to become a Catholic?

Fr Josemaría Escrivá, played by Charlie Cox, in the movie There Be Dragons (CNS photo/Motive)

Should we always encourage people to convert or can there be good reasons not to cross the Tiber?

Morning Catholic must-reads: 25/03/11

Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture (CNS/Catholic Press Photo)

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Forget that Romero is being hijacked by liberals. He was a holy man and a true martyr

Barack Obama walks past a portrait of Archbishop Oscar Romero in San Salvador's Metropolitan Cathedral (CNS photo/Kevin Lamarque, Reuters)

Barack Obama visited the grave of Oscar Romero today. That worries me

Interview with new Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain: full transcript

Archbishop Mennini speaks at the Mass of Welcome in his honour at Westminster Cathedral (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Here is the transcript of Anna Arco’s revealing interview with Archbishop Antonio Mennini

Morning Catholic must-reads: 24/03/11

An evacuee mother receives emergency food aid at the evacuation centre set up at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

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We should pray for all those clergy falsely accused of sexual abuse

Fr John Corapi, a well-known speaker and author, has been put on 'administrative leave' while an allegation against him is investigated (CNS photo/Dave Hrbacek, Catholic Spirit)

There are almost certainly far more of them than most of us realise