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In Britain the jury is still out on whether women should serve in close combat units (PA photo)

Arguments over women fighting in the armed forces and the legalisation of abortion are linked

The Pope greets the faithful at yesterday's Angelus (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 05/09/11

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

Pope Benedict XVI visits Ground Zero in New York in 2008 (CNS photo/Ettore Ferrari, Reuters)

Under the leadership of Pope Benedict we have slowly regained our footing

The silhouettes of Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

The episode has exposed the cowardice of the Coalition Government

The dome of St Peter's Basilica: some Catholic theologians have a negative view of Rome (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
A scene from the 2007 film adaptation of Beowulf

Knowledge of the Bible gave Anglo-Saxon poetry its resonance and depth

The Times rolls off the presses (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

To make matters worse, the paper is a starry-eyed Dawkins-supporting organ

Bishop Giovanni Martinelli (CNS photo/Flaminia Nobili, Catholic Press Photo)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 01/09/11

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

Official photograph apparently showing President Bashar al-Assad receiving General Dawood Rajiha (Photo: Balkis Press/ABACAPRESS.COM)

Syria’s dictator has appointed a Greek Orthodox general as his new minister of defence: Christians may face retribution

Benedict XVI speaks during his weekly general audience at Castel Gandolfo (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 31/08/11

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