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Morning Catholic must-reads: 14/10/10

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

Can smiley pumpkins, window lights and saints’ costumes really replace pointy hats, plastic fangs and pasty make-up?

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

One of their first requests, after a crucifix, was for statues of Our Lady and the saints

The timing of the Middle East Synod is unfortunate

Stem-cell researchers achieve a breakthrough, while Woman’s Hour hosts a head-to-head debate on abortion

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

Former Czech President Vaclav Havel yesterday opened Forum 2000 by deploring the pride and shortsightedness of today’s global society

A Requiem Mass I was at this morning was highly unusual in one respect: there was no panegyric of the dead

The full text of Anna Arco’s speech at the World Press Congress in Rome last week