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Morning Catholic must-reads: 28/01/11

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

By on Friday, 28 January 2011

Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, prefect of the Congregation for Clergy

Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, prefect of the Congregation for Clergy

Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, prefect of the Congregation for Clergy, has said that the “reasoned support of celibacy” can help to counter secularisation.

The Diocese of Peoria, Illinois, has relaunched the Cause of Archbishop Fulton Sheen despite an ongoing dispute with New York archdiocese over his final resting place.

A Japanese Anglican cleric has entered into full communion with the Catholic Church and will be ordained a Catholic priest, Ucanews.com reports.

Catholic News Service reviewer John Mulderig says that The Rite is a honourable drama disguised as a conventional horror film.

Catholic World Report interviews Fr Gary Thomas, the exorcist on whom the book that inspired the film was based.

Eric Sammons reveals the English-speaking world’s most popular Catholic blogs.

And Fr James Martin SJ praises a video about this year’s March for Life in Washington DC.