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St Thomas Aquinas is depicted in a painting at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington (CNS photo)

St Thomas Aquinas was not proving the existence of God as you would a piece of furniture. He was testing whether the concept of God made philosophical sense

Benedict XVI leaves vespers at St Paul Outside the Walls last week (Photo: CNS)
Dawkins, with comedian Ariane Sherine: not a great believer AP Photo/Akira Suemor

Atheists like Dawkins have strange ideas about what we believe

Sir David Attenborough wants the Government to tackle the 'threat' of creationism in schools (Photo: PA)

Of course schools should teach evolution – but they should not present it as a substitute for God

The Times rolls off the presses (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

To make matters worse, the paper is a starry-eyed Dawkins-supporting organ

Benedict XVI blesses Deacon James Bradley before he sings the Gospel at Mass in Madrid yesterday (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 19/08/11

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Cardinal Donald Wuerl is overseeing the creation of a Personal Ordinariate in America

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

A priest hears a confession at the hippodrome in Zagreb, Croatia (CNS photo/Alessia Giuliani, Catholic Press Photo)

Even preaching about the necessity of confession caused me trouble

A woman prays before a painting of Pope John Paul II at Santo Spirito Church in Rome (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 27/04/11

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Stewart Regan, chief executive of the Scottish Football Association, left, and its president George Peat (Photo: PA)

Richard Dawkins calls Scottish Football Association ‘craven’ and Church spokesman ‘a weasel’ over dismissal of referees