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Morning Catholic must-reads: 23/11/10

Pope Benedict XVI acknowledges the faithful during his weekly general audience (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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Why we waited 15 years for an Ordinariate: the inside story

The late Cardinal Hume withdrew his support for parish-based conversions in the early 1990s because of the opposition of some bishops (Photo: PA)

In the words of Cardinal Ratzinger then, ‘what are the English bishops afraid of?’

Morning Catholic must-reads: 22/11/10

Pope Benedict XVI addresses the College of Cardinals (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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Has Benedict XVI changed Church teaching on condoms?

Pope Benedict XVI's comments on Aids and condoms have lit up the headlines (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

In fact, the Pope has merely confirmed what is already well established

Peter Seewald: ‘I know of few young people so alive, so curious and so modern as the Pope’

The German author talks about his hugely anticipated book, Light of the World

Debate: Does the next Pope need to be a CEO who can reform the Curia?

Does the papacy need a ruthless manager? (Photo: CNS)

Or should the priority instead be on holiness and authoritative teaching?

The mood around the Ordinariate has changed

The mood around the Ordinariate has changed

Today’s press conference about the Ordinariate shows a big shift in mood since last November

Is it going too far to say that the Roman Curia is a ‘train wreck’? Probably not

Pope Benedict XVI speaks to journalists on the papal plane (Photo: CNS)

It’s time for reform. No pontificate can reach its full potential with an incompetent Vatican bureaucracy

Morning Catholic must-reads: 19/11/10

The Pope is pictured with Mgr Mark Langham, Dr Rowan Williams, the Rev David Richardson and the Rev Jonathan Goodall (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

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

If we’re going to give Pakistan all those billions, it should repeal its blasphemy laws now

AsiaNews is urging people who oppose the death sentence on Asia Bibi to write to the Pakistan president, Asif Ali Zardari, pictured with Gordon Brown at a news conference in New York (Darren Staples/PA Wire)

If Ireland has to accept external interference for economic aid, why not Pakistan?