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Morning Catholic must-reads: 19/07/10

Pope Benedict XVI greets the faithful during the Angelus (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

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Leave Roman Polanski to the justice and mercy of God

Roman Polanski is free to stay in his chalet (above) in Gstaad, Switzerland, after Swiss authorities refused to extradite him to the United States (AP Photo/Keystone/Dominic Favre)

The victim of his crime, Samantha Geimer, wants the case dropped. To bang him up would be cruel and vengeful

Cardinal Ouellet holds the future of the English Church in his hands

Cardinal Ouellet's views on abortion have made him unpopular among feminists in Canada (Photo: CNS)

He is an excellent choice as prefect of the Congregation for Bishops. But Cardinal Pell would have been better

‘Bloody’ Mary is the most unfairly treated woman in British history

Visitors from the 1550s would be baffled by the way Henry VIII’s eldest child is portrayed today

The scandal of the Soho Masses

The Westminster diocese is still encouraging grave sin by approving Masses for non-celibate gay people

Morning Catholic must-reads: 16/07/10

Fr Federico Lombardi, right, and Mgr Charles Scicluna present the new norms at the Vatican (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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An influx of Anglo-Catholics will add to the divisions of the Church

We may be about to witness the first fruits of Pope Benedict’s Anglicanorum coetibus. But not everyone is rejoicing

To the outside world, the Vatican has lumped together child abuse and the ordination of women

To the outside world, the Vatican has lumped together child abuse and the ordination of women

There is a great deal of good in these new norms. If only the Vatican had issued two separate documents

Vatican announces ‘once in a lifetime’ display of Raphael works at the V&A

Raphael tapestries hung in the Sistine Chapel (Photo: Vatican Museums)

Yesterday, for the first time since 1983, the Vatican hung the tapestries on the walls of the Sistine Chapel where they are thought to have originally been located

Morning Catholic must-reads: 15/07/10

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez (CNS photo/Reuters)

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