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Europe’s leaders are too weak to stand up for western values and rights

The Third Battle of Ypres 1917. European culture has not recovered from the psychological trauma of the world wars

The psychological trauma of the two world wars is driving Europe to cultural suicide, according to a new book

Anne Rice, come back to the Church. We need you

Anne Rice, author of the Vampire Chronicles, says she is faithful to Christ but no longer goes to church (Photo: AP/Lenny Ignelzi)

Writers, artists and poets can show the world that the Church is more than a vast committee meeting

The closure of a 500-year-old ironmonger’s marks the death of something in our national soul

Gill and Gill sold everything from tools and tin tacks to scythes and wax candles (photo courtesy of the Oxford Times)

Gill and Gill traded under 20 monarchs and 76 prime ministers: now we are living in a new and impersonal world

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