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Morning Catholic must-reads: 22/03/11

Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, left, prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches, with Cardinal Emmanuel-Karim Delly of Baghdad (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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Why don’t we have more Novus Ordo Masses in Latin?

The Oxford Oratory welcomes the relics of St Thérèse (Photo:

If you want a complete new rite Latin liturgy you have to go either to the very top or bottom of Britain

Anne Boleyn is the historians’ favourite, but her cousin Katherine has the sadder story

Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Henry VIII and Tamzin Merchant as Katherine Howard in the television series, The Tudors

She was a pawn, not a political player, and no one, it seems, felt sorry for her

Morning Catholic must-reads: 21/03/11

Benedict XVI speaks at the church of San Corbiniano on the outskirts of Rome yesterday (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

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Red Nose Day gives millions to those who support abortion: Catholics should boycott it

The London Eye during the launch of Red Nose Day (Ian West/PA)

It is shameful that our bishops refuse to say the same thing

What we can learn from the decline of the Ottoman Empire

A watercolour by Count Amedeo Preziosi: past splendours exert a powerful hold

As in China, the forces of conservatism were too great

Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/03/11

Cardinal Kurt Koch (AP Photo/Keystone, Peter Schneider, File)

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Niall Ferguson is wrong to suggest that Christianity stifles scientific enquiry

The Hagia Sophia in Istanbul (probably the most photogenic city in the world). AP Photo/Murad Sezer

Rather, there is plenty that encourages it

It is a strange world where children are shielded from fairy tales but exposed to debauching sex education

The world's biggest book of fairy tales in eastern Germany (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

According to a poll, a third of parents refuse to read the story of Little Red Riding Hood because of its grisly content

Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/03/11

Clergy pray at a ceremony welcoming the relics of St Thérèse of Lisieux at Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

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