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

Morning Catholic must-reads: 28/02/11

A daily guide to what’s happening in 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

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?

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)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 25/02/11

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

A priest handing out Communion at Mass

Communion on the hand or on the tongue?

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

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?

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

Morning Catholic must-reads: 24/02/11

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

American pilgrims pictured at today's general audience

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 23/02/11

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

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

Iesu Communio was approved by Pope Benedict in December last year

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