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‘Faced with sin, we must escape without any nostalgia,’ Francis says

A man weeps outside the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich (PA)

Would it not be more just to execute perpetrators rather than incarcerate them?

Archbishop Gomez greets Cardinal Mahony in May 2010 (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 01/02/13

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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

A woman walks past soldiers loyal to Alassane Ouattara (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 07/04/11

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The Pope dedicates general audience to 19th-century Carmelite nun

Benedict XVI blesses the faithful as he leaves at the end of the general audience this morning (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 06/04/11

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Clergy pray at a ceremony welcoming the relics of St Thérèse of Lisieux at Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/03/11

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Canon Daniel Cronin says the sheer volume of prayers directed at clergy will make a difference