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The statue of Christ the Redeemer towers over Rio de Janeiro (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 08/11/12

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

Barack Obama waves to supporters at his election night party (Photo: PA)

Pontiff congratulates US president on his re-election in a telegram that has not fully been made public

The Obamas and Bidens celebrate. Perhaps, though, not for long (Photo: PA)

The tragedy is not just that Obama has been a bad president; it’s that Romney would have been a good one

Romney 2012

But Obama probably will because of his ‘ideological stance’

The Vatican's 'foreign minister' Archbishop Dominique Mamberti (AP Photo)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 27/09/12

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

Obama 2012

Could abortion cost Obama the election?

Polls show the president to be out of touch with the American public

Mitt Romney and his vice presidential running mate, Paul Ryan (Photo: AP)

Paul Ryan, Romney pointedly announced, is ‘a faithful Catholic’ who ‘believes in the worth and dignity of every human life’

Benedict XVI greets faithful during this morning's general audience (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 08/08/12

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

The opening Mass for the US bishops' Fortnight for Freedom at a basilica in Baltimore (CNS photo)

Pregnancy is not a disease, and the pill should not be a part of any health insurance policy

A sign at a religious freedom rally in Phoenix, Arizona (CNS photo)

The heart and soul of one particular Radio 4 programme was not on the side of the bishops