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Morning Catholic must-reads: 31/08/10

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

By on Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Cardinal Godfried Danneels (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Cardinal Godfried Danneels (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Cardinal Godfried Danneels has said that he was “naive” to meet the man who was abused by Bishop Roger Vangheluwe and urge him to keep the abuse secret.

Hospitals along the papal route between Edinburgh and Glasgow are be placed on high alert because of fears about the 83-year-old Pontiff’s health, the Evening Times reports.

Cardinal Seán Brady has said he plans “to accompany Pope Benedict in Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and Birmingham“.

Archbishop Mario Conti of Glasgow says he is “beginning to get a bit excited” about the papal visit to Scotland (video).

Bishop Seamus Hegarty of Derry has told a court that he was confronted by an intruder in his bedroom.

Splintered Sunrise assesses the evidence against Fr James Chesney, the priest who was allegedly involved in the Claudy bombing.

Six English bishops discuss their spiritual journeys ahead of the papal visit to Britain (video).

Paul Donovan wonders if the visit will be a PR disaster.

Fr Stephen Wang responds to Catholic Women’s Ordination decision to sponsor an advertising campaign during the Pope’s visit.

And John Farrell marks the 60th anniversary of the encyclical Humani Generis.