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The then Bishop Karol Wojtyla of Krakow – a great shepherd (CNS)

We need shepherds, not bureaucrats

Bishop Alan Hopes Photo: CNS

Bishop Alan Hopes says Church leaders ‘ have to remain humble’

Pope Francis greets the Pope Emeritus at Castel Gandolfo (CNS)
Photo: PA

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

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

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

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

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