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Morning Catholic must-reads: 28/02/11

Pope Benedict XVI blesses the crowd during yesterday's Angelus (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

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

Why Barack Obama has to be seen as an enemy of the Catholic Church

President Barack Obama waves when he came to the graduation ceremony at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana in 2009  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

We need to be alert: he is not without influence, even on this side of the pond

Debate: Have the SSPX-Vatican talks been a waste of time?

Bishop Bernard Fellay, superior of the SSPX, blesses families in Ecône, Switzerland (CNS photo/Denis Balibouse, Reuters)

Or are they a crucial step along the way towards unity?

Morning Catholic must-reads: 25/02/11

Pope Benedict XVI looks at a gift of a gold and ivory thurible, given to him by Lebanese president Michel Suleiman yesterday (AP Photo/Danilo Schiavella, pool)

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

Communion on the hand or on the tongue?

A priest handing out Communion at Mass

Bishop Athanasius Schneider’s book argues for reverence for the Eucharist and concentrates the mind wonderfully

Another gross example of the repression of Christianity in Turkey

Pope Benedict XVI, accompanied by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his 2006 visit to Turkey (Picture: PA)

Why are we still seriously considering Turkish membership of the EU?

Morning Catholic must-reads: 24/02/11

President Barack Obama pictured at the White House yesterday (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 23/02/11

American pilgrims pictured at today's general audience

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

We need constantly to rediscover why the Church is against abortion

The philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer thought life was futile - a view that became more prevalent after the Holocaust and the Second World War (PA photo)

Bernard Nathanson discovered ‘the humanity of the unborn baby’: but there’s more to it than that

Here’s another example of renewal in the Church: this is what Vatican II was supposed to be about

Iesu Communio was approved by Pope Benedict in December last year

The sisters of Iesu Communio are experiencing an ‘explosion’ of vocations