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Bishop Álvaro del Portillo: a shy man with a lion's strength                        (CNS)

The Blessed who gave Hans Küng a big hug

A disarming figure who overcame a youthful aversion to public speaking is about to be beatified

Fr Josemaría Escrivá, played by Charlie Cox, in the movie There Be Dragons (CNS photo/Motive)

Should we always encourage people to convert or can there be good reasons not to cross the Tiber?

The director Roland Joffé travelled to Rome to present his film on St Josemaria Escriva at the North American College

Pope Benedict XVI looks at a gift of a gold and ivory thurible, given to him by Lebanese president Michel Suleiman yesterday (AP Photo/Danilo Schiavella, pool)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 25/02/11

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Film tells story of a journalist investigating the link between his father and St Josemaria Escrivá

US Congressman Anh "Joseph" Cao (AP Photo/Cheryl Gerber)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 02/11/10

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Roland Joffé directs There Be Dragons, based on the life of St Josemaría Escriva

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun (CNS photo/Paul Yeung)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 29/07/10

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