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Today’s Catholic must-reads: 01/09/10

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

By on Wednesday, 1 September 2010

A computer image of the sanctuary at Cofton Park

A computer image of the sanctuary at Cofton Park

The organisers of the papal visit to Britain have released CGI images of the sanctuary for Newman’s beatification. Brother Stephen Treat, O.Cist, is unimpressed.

Archbishop Vincent Nichols has denied that asking the faithful to pay a contribution to see the Pope when he visits Britain will “dampen enthusiasm” for the trip.

The BBC has unveiled details of its coverage of the papal visit to Britain.

Israeli President Shimon Peres will meet Pope Benedict XVI tomorrow.

Professor Raimon Panikkar, the “apostle of interfaith dialogue“, has died aged 91. Francis X Clooney, SJ, pays tribute.

A Chinese bishop who spent at least 30 years in prison because of his faith has died at the age of 91.

There is a greater need than ever for catechists, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires has said.

The Vatican has released Pope Benedict’s prayer intentions for September.

Cardinal Francis George of Chicago urges Catholics to accept the new English translation of the Missal with joy.

Rosamund Urwin argues that “Pope-bashing” is Britain’s true national sport.

Catholic and Loving It ponders the next step for supporters of the “Birmingham Three”.

And Sister Janet Fearns enjoys the stage revival of Sister Act.