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Young woman greets Pope John Paul II during event with youths in 2004 (CNS)

He re-established the simple but immense fact of the Church’s authority to declare the objective truth of Catholic doctrine

Pope Benedict famously wore red shoes

Pope Benedict was no less a pontiff of profound personal humility because he wore red shoes and lived in the papal apartments

Mgr Tomas Halik (CNS)

Ed West talks to the man who has has joined Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama, and Billy Graham on the list of Templeton Prize winners

Bishop Egan: 'we must exercise discretion, respect others and their privacy'

Bishop Philip Egan is right: we have to speak the truth – but always with love

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (PA)

Mother Teresa persuaded Clinton to open a home for orphaned children, and we should follow the feisty nun’s example

Former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey (PA) Below: 'Anglicans and Christians might as well be 'talking on the moon' (Christian Adams)

Buildings can decay, religious communities die but each generation invariably throws up new holy people who run with the torch of the Christian faith

Cardinal Gerhard Muller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CNS)

CDF prefect urges beleaguered Scottish priests to have faith in time of trial

Cardinals attend yesterday's prayer service at St Peter's (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 07/03/13

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

Edith Stein, St Teresa of Avila, St Thérèse of Lisieux and St Catherine of Siena are depicted in a stained-glass window in Montauk, New York (Photo: CNS)

Mary O’Regan profiles 10 Catholic women who transformed the planet with their holiness, untiring work and incredible creativity

The Pope speaks to Italian students about the environment in the Paul VI Audience Hall (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 29/11/11

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