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Morning Catholic must-reads: 26/08/10

Benedict XVI acknowledges the cheering of the faithful at Castel Gandolfo yesterday (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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On teenage pregnancy, the Government is in a hole. And it’s still digging

The rise in teenage pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases among young people shows that the Government strategy is misdirected

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 25/08/10

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin (Julien Behal/PA Wire)

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Cardinal Conway was wrong to send a terrorist priest to another parish

A 1972 photo of the wreckage at Claudy (PA wire)

Imagine discovering that you have regularly received the sacraments from a mass murderer

FSSP parish offers iPhone users chance to view Mass

FSSP parish offers iPhone users chance to view Mass

iPhone app provides text of the Mass that day as well as video

Morning Catholic must-reads: 24/08/10

Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

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The Americans are leaving Iraq – but the war goes on

US soldiers take part in the casing ceremony for 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, the last American combat brigade to serve in Iraq (Photo: PA)

Perhaps now the US will end its policy of intervention in order to make future Iraqs impossible

Prison officers are sceptical that Jon Venables is really repentant for his sins

Jon Venables, in a police photo from 1993 (Photo: PA)

But even if they believed him, they would still be out for retribution, not rehabilitation

Talking about angels with an atheist is like admitting to a belief in aliens

The Miracle of St Michael at Chonae, a 12th-century icon at St Catherine's monastery, Mount Sinai

I told him everyone had a guardian angel, and that they were ‘all around us at this moment’. For my atheist brother-in-law, this was too much

Morning Catholic must-reads: 23/08/10

Pope Benedict XVI greets the faithful during the Angelus at Castel Gandolfo yesterday (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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