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Morning Catholic must-reads: 08/02/11

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

By on Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Members the Congregation for Catholic Education are pictured during the Pope's address at the Vatican yesterday

Members the Congregation for Catholic Education are pictured during the Pope's address at the Vatican yesterday

The internet is a valuable tool for future priests, Benedict XVI said in an address to members of the Congregation for Catholic Education yesterday (full text, video).

The Congregation for Catholic Education is working on a document called Internet and Formation in Seminaries.

Bishop Crispian Hollis of Portsmouth has said that members of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham “deserve to be welcomed and made to feel at one with us all”.

The female branch of the Norbertine order has established its first convent in the United States.

Magnificat is teaming up with the US bishops’ conference to supply pew cards with the new translation of the Roman Missal.

Fr Dwight Longenecker says that he doubts the new English translation of the Missal will make the Mass more reverent.

John Allen asks whether the Church as a whole should concede that it put its own interests ahead of those of abuse victims. Scott P Richert responds.

Joseph Bottum argues that “the most dangerous thing in the world to be, right now, is a Christian among Muslims”.

And The Raw Story is amused that translators have dropped the word “booty” from the revised version of the New American Bible.

  • louella

    I don’t see the US getting involved in the protection of Christians anymore…..especially not under Obama. What the Middle East Christians need is their own independant homeland…….as in the case of the Sudan. It would be great if something like this were achieved in Egypt…..but I doubt it.

    But maybe the Pope could have some influence in this direction. He might achieve more than the US. I think he should become more active in temporal matters again. Secular governments obviously aren’t interested in the plight of Christians. Let’s just say they’ve ‘moved on’!!