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Morning Catholic must-reads: 09/11/10

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

By on Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Iraqi security forces stand guard during Mass at Our Lady of Salvation church in Baghdad on Sunday (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

Iraqi security forces stand guard during Mass at Our Lady of Salvation church in Baghdad on Sunday (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

Catholics in Baghdad attended Mass at Our Lady of Salvation church on Sunday, a week after the massacre of 51 worshippers.

Maria Barbara of the Blessed Trinity, the Austrian founder of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, was beatified on Saturday in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Anglican Bishop Tom Wright, the former Bishop of Durham, has said that English Catholic bishops are “not terribly happy” with the creation of a Personal Ordinariate.

The British Government’s terrorism watchdog is to investigate the arrests of six men over an alleged plot to attack Benedict XVI during the papal visit to Britain.

Samir Sumaida’ie, Iraq’s ambassador to the United States, has described the Baghdad church massacre as a catastrophe for the nation.

Trent Beattie interviews Archbishop-elect J Peter Sartain, the youngest archbishop in the United States.

Bishop Anthony Muheria of Kitui, Kenya, claims that the Church in Africa has a great future.

Mollie Ziegler Hemingway argues that reporters politicised the Pope’s words during his recent visit to Spain.

Author Robert Spencer and philosopher Peter Kreeft discuss whether “the only good Muslim is a bad Muslim” (video).

And the Urbanophile explains why Christianity has always thrived in cities.