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Three out of the last five directors of the intelligence service have been Catholic (Photo: AP)

Why Catholics thrive in the CIA

The agency has been dubbed ‘Catholics In Action’ because the faithful have occupied so many senior positions. But could their dominance be weakening?

Benedict XVI greets Ulla Gudmundson, Swedish ambassador to the Holy See, during the Pope's annual meeting with the diplomatic corps (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 08/01/13

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