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Priests attend Pope Benedict XVI's Mass celebrated outside the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela (CNS photo/Stefano Rellandini, Reuters)

Despite the furore over condoms, Light of the World, the book-length interview with Pope Benedict, is about a whole lot more than sex.

Pilgrims at the Hyde Park vigil: it was 'very united, very noisy, very peaceful'  (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

The last few days have been stupendous. Here are some of my immediate impressions

Men lie prostrate during their ordination to the priesthood in St Peter's Basilica (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Their latest pope-bashing operation is entirely irrelevant to a Church which thinks in centuries

Frank Skinner, right, and David Baddiel on stage at the Lyric Theatre earlier this year (PA wire)

He will speak alongside Bishop Malcolm McMahon in a debate scheduled two days before the Pope’s visit

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 12/08/10

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

Bishop Malcolm McMahon will be joined by media spokesman Jack Valero and Fr Stephen Wang, dean of studies at Allen Hall

Dr Jeffrey John was a candidate to become the next Bishop of Southwark (PA photo)

Dr Jeffrey John is a man of integrity

It is a sign of the theological incoherence of Anglicanism that he will not be appointed to Southwark