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Fr Marcial Maciel, founder of the Legionaries of Christ, speaks at a conference in Madrid in 2001 (CNS photo/J L Pino, EFE)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 01/02/11

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

Hazel Mary Hall risks losing her home and livelihood after she and her husband refused to give a double room to a gay couple (Photo: PA)

Where is the tolerance for which our country was once celebrated?

But this time, he was just a little too obvious about it

Pope Benedict XVI looks at a white dove that was freed at the end of the Angelus prayer yesterday (AP Photo/Osservatore Romano)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 31/01/11

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

In 1970 Fr Joseph Ratzinger signed a petition that suggested the Church re-examine the obligation of priestly celibacy, according to a German newspapaer

A girl aged nine is confirmed in Central Islip, New York (Photo: CNS)

Should the Church revert to confirming children before they receive First Holy Communion? Or would that lead to a diminished understanding of the faith?

Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, prefect of the Congregation for Clergy

Morning Catholic must-reads: 28/01/11

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

Conservative MP Nadine Dorries said the churches had been 'pathetic' in the fight to reform abortion law

That may be the reason Nadine Dorries felt so let down when she tried to reduce the upper time limit

Sheik Ahmad Mohamed el-Tayeb, president of al-Azhar University in Cairo, is flanked by Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, at a conference in Washington DC (Photo: CNS)

If there are any ‘moderate Muslims’ around, let’s hear from them

Pope Benedict XVI greets the faithful during yesterday's general audience (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 27/01/10

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