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Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/08/10

Pope Benedict XVI greets faithful during today's general audience at his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

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

Is the concept of just war still valid?

People pray silently during a ceremony to mark the 65th anniversary of the atomic bombing at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima (Kyodo)

The memoirs of theologian Stanley Hauerwas make me think I could be a pacifist

Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/08/10

Brother Roger, founder of the Taizé Community, died on August 16 2005

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

Did Mr Cameron say anything to President Zardari about his country’s blasphemy laws?

David Cameron shakes hands with Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari at Chequers (Peter Macdiarmid/PA Wire)

The dysfunctional, corrupt and intolerant nature of the Pakistani state bodes ill for the flood victims

Morning Catholic must-reads: 15/08/10

Handicapped pilgrims face the Basilica of the Rosary in Lourdes (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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

Cor ad cor loquitur: what does the papal visit motto really mean?

A document bearing Newman's coat of arms with the tag Cor ad cor loquitur beneath (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

It’s time to end the dispute over the meaning of Cardinal Newman’s tag

Benedict XVI should address the papacy’s treatment of Robert the Bruce

A statue of Robert the Bruce at the Battle of Bannockburn site (PA archive)

Scotland’s hero-king clashed repeatedly with the popes

The Anglican Ordinariate will happen; and it will be a blessing for the English Church

The Right Revd Geoffrey Rowell, the third Anglican Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe (Steve Parsons/PA Wire)

But don’t hold your breath: it will take years

Why do we believe in the Assumption?

Mary is shown being taken up to heaven in a painting inside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore (CNS file photo/Nancy Wiechec)

Because the Church, an authority we can trust wholeheartedly, tells us we ought to

Are crazy Christians crazier than crazy atheists?

Hutton Gibson, with his son Mel (inset)

Militant atheists seem less likely than Christians to fall for wackadoo conspiracy theories