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The common good depends on stable marriages open to life

Dr Giles Fraser Photo: PA

Dr Giles Fraser is mistaken when he suggests that celebrating the triumph of the Cross is theologically illiterate

Benedict XVI at this morning's general audience at Castel Gandolfo (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 29/08/12

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The French geneticist’s Cause is needed more than ever

Blessed John Paul II (CNS)

Evangelium Vitae was clear: it should principally be about ‘the seriousness of abortion and euthanasia’

The Pope greets diplomats yesterday (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito, Pool)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 10/01/12

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A scene from Of Gods and Men, about the martyrdom of the Tibhirine monks

One priest suggests they cannot be Christian martyrs if they repeatedly worshipped a false god

Pope Benedict XVI leads Benediction at World Youth Day in Sydney (CNS photo)

Let’s cease the jeremiads

At the election of Pope Benedict XVI commentators wondered which policies he was likely to change (PA photo)

Is this a gulf of incomprehension that simply can’t be bridged?

About 200,000 people attended the vigil (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The vigil before John Paul II’s beatification was an intoxicating experience for one new convert. I wish I could have gone