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

Morning Catholic must-reads: 07/09/10

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

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

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)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 06/09/10

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

The former Telegraph offices on Fleet Street (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

The anti-papal media – including the BBC – will now have to watch their step

The faithful greet Pope Benedict XVI during the Angelus prayer at Castel Gandolfo yesterday (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

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

Conrad Black is routinely described by the BBC as "disgraced" even though his conviction is likely to be set aside (Photo: PA)

But his enemies here will never accept his vindication, whatever the US Supreme Court says

Cardinal Newman was played by Derek Jacobi in the radio play Gerontius. He came across as fey, self-absorbed and querulous (CNS)

If you caught the Radio 4 play about Newman, you have all the more reason to read this new booklet

Morning Catholic must-reads: 05/07/10

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