Morning Catholic must-reads: 29/11/12

Cardinal Turkson pictured during a pastoral visit to his native Ghana (CNS)

In Catholic social teaching the Church possesses “one of the most powerful tools that can become a big motor for human development“, Cardinal Peter Turkson has said in an interview promoting the Why Poverty? initiative.

A Catholic school board in Calgary, Canada, has overturned a four-year ban on offering the HPV vaccine in its schools.

A court in Cairo sentenced seven Egyptian Christians to death yesterday for their alleged role in distributing the anti-Islam film Innocence of Muslims.

Politicians in the Netherlands have voted to repeal the country’s blasphemy law.

Mgr Jeffrey Steenson has thanked American Catholics for their “incredible support” as the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter approaches its first anniversary.

Phillip Rolfes describes his spiritual journey from Latin Rite Catholic to Eastern Rite Catholic.

And Philip Pullella exclusively reveals that Benedict XVI has not cancelled Christmas.

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