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The English and Welsh bishops with Cardinal Ouellet (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 01/11/13

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

Pope Francis and the Catholic Church were the subject of an Intelligence Squared debate

Parliamentarians believe a change in rules would lead to growth of the priesthood

We must learn from the O'Brien scandal

Good must come from this sad affair

Cardinal O'Brien (Photo: PA)

Scotland’s cardinal tells the BBC that clerical celibacy could, in principle, be re-considered

Seminarians from Allen Hall, who featured in the documentary

Last night’s ‘Catholics’ was a worthwhile and sensitive portrayal of seminary life, devoid of sensationalism

Germany's bishops said they would discuss the proposals at a meeting in March (Photo: CNS)

More than 140 Austrian, German and Swiss professors also urged the Church to ordain women

In 1970 Fr Joseph Ratzinger signed a petition that suggested the Church re-examine the obligation of priestly celibacy, according to a German newspapaer

A former Episcopalian priest kisses his wife after his ordination to the Catholic priesthood (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

As an ordinariate looks set to be established by next week, the debate about married priests reopens

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