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Morning Catholic must-reads: 09/09/10

Pope Benedict XVI pictured in the Popemobile in Portugal in May (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

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

Colm Tóibín wants the Church to be beautiful and exotic. But she has to impart truth, too

Pope John Paul II at Czestochowa, Poland, in 1979 (AP Photo/Stf). His message, writes Tóibín, was 'mysterious and charismatic'

Beauty left to itself becomes ugly and malevolent

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 08/09/10

Pope Benedict pictured at today's general audience

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

Distressed by the atheist onslaught? Get a grip of yourself

Distressed by the atheist onslaught? Get a grip of yourself

This is how things are meant to be: get used to it

Morning Catholic must-reads: 07/09/10

Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark (Chris Ison/PA Archive/Press Association Images)

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

‘Why is the Church so hard-hearted as to refuse Holy Communion to remarried divorcees?’

The BBC asked me this twice in one morning. And the reason is simple: it’s a matter of obedience. Nobody said being a Catholic was easy

Peter Mandelson is not wise, old, or grumpy enough to be a national treasure

Peter Mandelson was lauded by the Times last week as a national treasure (Photo: PA)

Here are five simple criteria for anyone wishing to achieve national treasure status. Prince Philip makes it; Peter Mandelson and Stephen Fry do not

Morning Catholic must-reads: 06/09/10

Benedict XVI greets the faithful during a visit to Carpineto Romano yesterday marking the 200th anniversary of Leo XIII's birth (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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

If Britain is the geopolitical epicentre of the culture of death, where do we put North Korea and China?

North Koreans pay tribute to Kim Il Sung, the country's founder Kyodo)

Exaggeration does us no favours in the abortion debate

Edmund Adamus said our society was hedonistic, anti-life and anti-family – all true. So why was he slapped down?

John Paul II, at Bellahouston Park, near Glasgow, in 1982, coined the phrase 'culture of death' (Photo: PA)

The last two popes have said it all: or should we keep quiet about that, too?