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Morning Catholic must-reads: 26/10/10

Cardinal Keith O'Brien (David Cheskin/PA Wire)

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

Mel Gibson may be an alcoholic, a sedevacantist and an anti-Semite – but he has my sympathy

Mel Gibson on the set of How I Spent My Summer Vacation (AP Photo/The Brownsville Herald, Yvette Vela)

Hollywood has turned against him: he has been dropped from the cast of Hangover 2

Why Sherlock Holmes played the violin

Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes, Rilke and Mozart help illuminate the unconscious on BBC Radio 4

Our Government will be funding the work in China of the world’s largest abortion provider

A maternity ward in Wuhan, Hubei province, China (Photo: AP)

Is that really what you want your taxes to be spent on?

Morning Catholic must-reads: 25/10/10

Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Mass at the end of the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East on Sunday (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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

Catholic Anglicans: don’t be taken in by this incoherent scheme to undermine the Ordinariate

The Society of St Wilfrid and St Hilda aims to copy the Ordinariate – except it will not be in communion with the pope

The Society of St Wilfrid and St Hilda is not a credible alternative

Debate: Are we better off with a smaller, purer Church?

The shrinkage of the Church into a creative minority may leave churches empty in some countries (Photo: PA)

Or should the Church always have a place for less committed Catholics?

What Peter Robinson wants is a religious scorched earth policy

Educating Catholics and Protestants in separate schools is a 'benign form of apartheid', according to Northern Ireland's First Minister, Peter Robinson (Photo: PA)

The Church is doing better in Ulster against the new secularism than the Protestant churches

Morning Catholic must-reads: 21/10/10

Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, head of the Vatican bank  (CNS photo/Remo Casilli, Reuters)

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