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Should I give up alcohol forever?

A friend has suggested I join the Pioneers, whose members abstain from alcohol for life as reparation for alcoholism

The Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California (AP Photo/Jae C Hong)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 01/12/11

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

Benedict XVI at this morning's general audience (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 30/11/11

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

Archbishop Nichols, right, at a press conference following the bishops' plenary meeting (Photo: Mazur)

The teaching of the Church on civil unions is clear enough: does the archbishop support it or not?

Why do Catholics become Anglicans?

We must take a leaf out of the evangelicals’ book in trying to attract people back to Catholic churches

The Pope speaks to Italian students about the environment in the Paul VI Audience Hall (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 29/11/11

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

Mother of God's belt comes to Moscow

The belt of the Mother of God, believed by the Orthodox to have been worn by the Virgin Mary, has been brought to Russia from Mount Athos

Mgr Charles Scicluna, the Vatican's chief prosecutor of clerical sex abuse, kneels at a prayer service for victims (Photo: CNS)

The danger of scapegoating the Church is that it has given society an excuse not to address the problem

Definitely a Roman Catholic Mass  Photo: CNS photo/Max Rossi, Reuters

Foreign visitors may be attending High Anglican services under the impression that they are Roman Catholic