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Girl Guides parade down the Royal Mile, Edinburgh (PA)

A dismissive attitude to older generations will not help the Guides movement prosper

Cardinal George Pell of Sydney (CNS photo/Daniel Munoz, Reuters)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 27/08/13

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

Blessed Dominic Barberi

Is the raison d’etre of the Church maintenance or mission?

Are kids getting enough of him? (AP)

It’s not wrong to make children learn more of the bard

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address yesterday (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 26/08/13

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

'When we use our tongue to speak badly of our brother or sister, we use it to kill God' (Photo: CNS)

The Pope’s famous phone call to an Italian teenager is more significant than we first thought

Benedict XVI baptising a baby in January this year

Just before his retirement Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI made a small but significant change to the wording in the rite of Baptism

Benedict XVI waves to the faithful (Photo: CNS)

Despite the excitement of the secular media, Benedict went through the same process as any other Christian when faced with a major decision

'The kind of liberal conservatism David Cameron espouses is a mishmash of the good and bad, and is completely divorced from Christian spirituality' (PA)

In the UK today people of a truly conservative persuasion do not have a voice or a political party to represent them

Benedict XVI prays in front of a statue of Our Lady of Fatima during a candlelight vigil at the Marian shrine of Fatima in central Portugal (CNS)

The future Pope Benedict published a fraudulent text, these people say, to deceive the Faithful. Also, consecrating the whole world didn’t somehow include Russia. Strange, or what?