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Morning Catholic must-reads: 26/07/10

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

By on Monday, 26 July 2010

Pope Benedict XVI greets the faithful during the Angelus prayer at Castel Gandolfo yesterday (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

Pope Benedict XVI greets the faithful during the Angelus prayer at Castel Gandolfo yesterday (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

Benedict XVI said he was praying for those who died at the music festival in Duisburg at the Angelus yesterday (video).

Parishes in Birmingham archdiocese will pick names “from a hat” to decide who goes to the Newman beatification Mass.

Kenyan Catholic leaders are urging the faithful to vote “no” in the referendum on a new constitution on August 4.

Cardinal Odilo Scherer of São Paulo has backed the Pope’s decision to create the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelisation.

Thousands of Irish pilgrims completed the traditional Croagh Patrick climb yesterday (audio).

In his weekly editorial Fr Federico Lombardi reflected on how the Pope is spending his holiday.

Archbishop André Lacrampe of Besançon joined cyclists during the Tour de France last week.

One of the most senior females in the Roman Curia has called for wider recognition of women in the Church.

Leading Catholic figures discuss “the future of Catholicism” at the invitation of Patheos.

Robert Colquhoun wonders what a Catholic Grindr would look like.

And an order of Benedictine nuns have signed a major record deal with the company behind Lady Gaga.

  • Elliottmartha

    Any comments on Catholics receiving Communion after they have been divorced. Will there be a new law that excepts people like me. I know of a few in my same situation and would return to mass if that would change.
    It is so painful to attend mass and not be allowed to receive Holy Communion. So very painful.

    Martha Elliott

  • Tom

    Martha – A divorced person who was completely innocent in the sense that they neither sought nor consented to the divorce, retains their right to receive the Eucharist under the normal requirements of honoring the fast, no mortal sin, etc. If divorced, but confessed the sin, the person may receive. If divorced and remarrried, the person may not receive. This of course is the “shorthand” version so please discuss with your local Catholic priest or Deacon. God bless you!