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Today’s Catholic must-reads: 13/10/10

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

By on Wednesday, 13 October 2010

The Motu Proprio Ubicumque et semper was published yesterday

The Motu Proprio Ubicumque et semper was published yesterday

Benedict XVI formally established the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelisation with the Motu Proprio Ubicumque et semper yesterday (unofficial full text).

Archbishop Rino Fisichella, head of the new council charged with evangelising cyberspace, told reporters yesterday that his office doesn’t have an internet connection.

Christopher Hitchens and Catholic convert Tony Blair will meet in a debate about religion next month.

John Allen says that the participants in the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East are taking a stand against “Roman imperialism”.

The New York Times reviews a sympathetic new film portrayal of Hildegard von Bingen.

Vatican Radio has launched an iPhone app.

And Captoe of Catholic Phoenix explains why the Catholic Church is like the Grateful Dead.