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To accuse Scarfe of a ‘blood libel’ is unpardonably over the top: accusations of that seriousness should be more carefully made

Morning Catholic must-reads: 31/01/13

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Reconciliation actually works – that’s what the allies discovered in Germany: but can it be done without unconditional surrender?

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 21/11/12

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One of Christopher Hitchens’s best quoted passages suggests that, though a brilliant orator, he misunderstood Christian theology

His kidnapping five years ago has done the Palestinian cause no favours

The Alliance Pentecostal church is acquiring new converts each month

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Middle East bishops had a right to speak up for Palestinians at the Synod

Pope: we can never give up on peace

Pope Benedict XVI closes Middle East Synod by urging bishops never to resign themselves ‘to the absence of peace’