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Pope Francis (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 26/11/13

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

Cardinal Péter Erdő, relator of next year's extraordinary synod (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 08/11/13

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

Francis made a powerful appeal for peace last Sunday (AP)

At first, the Pope’s appeals for peace exasperated me. Surely we had passed the point of no return

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, president of Indonesia, Vladimir Putin and Francois Hollande (Photo: PA)

In a letter Pope Francis asks G20 leaders to give up ‘futile’ idea of military intervention

Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in St Petersburg yesterday (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 06/09/13

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

Russia's pious president (AP)

Russian leaders have always used the church for their own purposes

Alexander VI

Life is all about sex

Birth, copulation and death – I can see why we Catholics get accused of being obsessed

Russia Putin

Russia’s demographic emergency

Russia’s population decline is a national emergency, and its attitude to abortion is to blame

Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge exchange rings during their marriage ceremony (CNS photo/Dominic Lipinski, pool via Reuters)

The monarchy has great symbolic power: the royal couple could set a standard about the purpose and meaning of matrimony