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Richard Dawkins has been usurped by a new breed of nuanced atheists

Beware the patronising ‘new new atheists’ adopting the philosophical centre ground

Richard Dawkins (PA)

New Atheism is dead

The public has moved on from the anti-religious vitriol of the 2000s

A press conference takes place at the end of the symposium on abuse (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 10/02/12

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David Alton’s inspiring attempts to open up the ‘hermit kingdom’ is an example of Christian diplomacy at its best

Christopher Hitchens and Tony Blair: last year they debated whether religion was a force for good in the world (courtesy of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation)

We must answer the charges that the late polemicist brought against religion

Bishop Bernard Fellay with newly ordained SSPX priests in 2009 (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 21/12/11

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One of Christopher Hitchens’s best quoted passages suggests that, though a brilliant orator, he misunderstood Christian theology

Archbishop-designate Charles Brown (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 20/12/12

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Christopher Hitchens, who died last week PETER FOLEY/LANDOV/Press Association Images

Christopher Hitchens was a magnanimous man who had many Christian friends

Dr Francis Collins, who pioneered Hitchens's cancer treatment, is mentioned in the Pope's new book (AP Photo/J Scott Applewhite)

He suspects the scientist who pioneered his cancer treatment is praying for him, and doesn’t mind