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Morning Catholic must-reads: 20/08/10

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

By on Friday, 20 August 2010

A nun weeps at the spot where the body of US Mill Hill Father John Kaiser was found in 2000 (CNS photo from Reuters)

A nun weeps at the spot where the body of US Mill Hill Father John Kaiser was found in 2000 (CNS photo from Reuters)

Kenyan Church leaders are preparing to mark the 10th anniversary of the mysterious death of American Mill Hill missionary Fr John Kaiser.

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, the new prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, has said that bishops “need spiritual discernment and not just political calculation“.

The Church in Scotland has said it is confident of filling Bellahouston Park for the papal Mass on September 16.

Mgr Guido Marini, papal master of liturgical ceremonies, talks to the Catholic News Service about the papal liturgies in Britain next month.

The US bishops are engaged in a dispute over royalties with the Catholic Biblical Association of America.

Some 8,000 gypsies and itinerant people will gather in Lourdes on Tuesday with the statue of Our Lady of Gypsies.

The Vatican has designated Atlanta’s Sacred Heart Church the first Catholic basilica in Georgia.

Priests for Life has launched an app for the iPhone and iPad.

Fr Mitch Pacwa interviews Archbishop Raymond Burke, prefect of the Apostolic Signatura (video).

Kagefumi Ueno, the Japanese ambassador to the Holy See, explains why Christianity is “foreign” to the Japanese people.

Patricia Kossmann looks ahead to August 26, the day Mother Teresa would have celebrated her 100th birthday.

And an Indian comic book publisher is preparing to launch a graphic novel about Mother Teresa.