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Cardinal Seán Brady, Primate of All Ireland (Paul Faith/PA Wire)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 04/11/11

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

We are becoming less violent as a species, argues Steven Pinker in his new book, yet that only serves to make the violence of enlightened peoples worse

Benedict XVI prays at the tomb of Pope John Paul I (CNS photo)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 03/11/11

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

Hugh Grant, a father at 51. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Now that he’s a father, the heart-throb actor might finally discover what love really is, a love that can never be replaced

Environmental activists dressed as polar bears Binsar Bakkara/AP/Press Association Images

The history of science is the history of one collapsing consensus after another

Pope Benedict waves during this morning's general audience (AP Photo)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 02/11/11

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

Campaigners for women's ordination in front of St Peter's Basilica in Rome (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Campaigners such as Baroness Helena Kennedy think priesthood is all about power

George Papandreou, the Greek prime minister, has proposed a referendum on the bailout (Photo: PA)

And when the inevitable finally comes, the Greeks who suffer most will be the least guilty

Sister Elizabeth Johnson (CNS photo/courtesy Fordham University)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 01/11/11

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

The trashy ‘festivity’ of Halloween has risen to prominence because we are unable to face the idea of the “Church Suffering’