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Benedict XVI greets the faithful during yesterday's Angelus (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 15/08/11

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

Tariq Jahan: 'Please respect the memory of our sons by staying away from trouble' (PA photo)
Mohammad Ashraf Haziq, the Malaysian student who had his jaw broken by rioters, and was then robbed, pictured at a press conference

But where were the Catholics in all this?

We need to back the authority of parents, police, teachers. ‘Children’s rights’ has led to disaster

Pope Benedict XVI leads Benediction at World Youth Day in Sydney (CNS photo)

Let’s cease the jeremiads

Violence in Hackney, east London (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Bishop Finn: attacked by a columnist for the National Catholic Reporter (CNS photo)

Persecuting orthodox bishops is one thing: but this target bites back

Virgil is wiser than Homer; Dickens is at his best in The Pickwick Papers

Photo: PA

A Protestant minister in the Netherlands believes there is no life after death and that God is a ‘human experience’

Kirk Douglas plays megalomaniac journalist Chuck Tatum in Ace in the Hole

A 168-year-old newspaper has sunk into the filth. The truth, I suspect, may never emerge fully