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Morning Catholic must-reads: 28/03/11

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

By on Monday, 28 March 2011

Pope Benedict XVI prays during his visit to Fosse Ardeatine yesterday (AP Photo/Osservatore Romano, HO)

Pope Benedict XVI prays during his visit to Fosse Ardeatine yesterday (AP Photo/Osservatore Romano, HO)

Benedict XVI visited a memorial to victims of one of the worst atrocities by Nazi occupiers in Italy yesterday (full text, video).

In his Angelus address, the Pope appealed for the immediate “suspension of the use of weapons” by all sides in Libya (full text, video).

The question of God is not a menace to society, Benedict XVI said in a video message to participants in the Courtyard of the Gentiles project on Friday night (full text, video).

The Pope urged priests not to neglect the ministry of the Sacrament of Penance in a speech to confessors on Friday (video).

The Pope has chosen Mother Maria Rita Piccione, an Augustinian nun, to write the traditional Good Friday meditations at the Colosseum.

Archbishop Vincent Nichols celebrated a Mass at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday marking the 950th anniversary of the appearance of Our Lady of Walsingham (photos).

Rocco Palmo reports on the installation of the new Major-Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, whose election was a “shocking upset”.

Louie Verrecchio unveils a new Roman Missal campaign called What If We Just Said Pray? (official website).

Fr Timothy Finigan is delighted by the first glimpse of the illustrations in the new Missal produced by the Catholic Truth Society in England.

And the Holy Thorn Tree at Glastonbury – an ancient symbol of Christianity in Britain – has begun to show new buds three months after it was cut down by vandals.

  • Anonymous

    The Problem with our Church is : as the 12 Friends of Jesus the Lord ( Who called them by the name Apostles and appointed them “To be with Him and to be sent out to Preach”) travelled down the ages to our own days they ended as mere Bishops, losing their actual Apostleship i.e. in TRUTH AND IN SPIRIT. AS A CONSEQUENCE: THE ONE BECAME MANY AND THE TWELVE BECAME TOO MANY – MANY CHRISTS TOO MANY BISHOPS! And the results! JESUS HAD SAID “BY THEIR FRUITS YOU SHALL KNOW THEM”!

    Just imagine, coming to know any of the so many BISHOPS for what they are worth in truth, would anyone be drawn to Christ?

    For this reason and for so many other reasons we must all PRAY that the Lord would intervene and and bring them to repentence and to belief in the GOOD NEWS so that they all become TRUE APOSTLES or disciples OF CHRIST.

    Being occupied and preoccupied with CONTROLS, MONEY AND DEAD RITUALS or say, divding the whole world into different units called DIOCESES and occuping them as part of building up the Church ARE MORE APPROPRIATE TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO TRUE FAITH IN JESUS THE LORD OR WHO HAVE LOST THEIR CALL. Can such people build up HIS CHURCH? Why is the Church disintegrating in Europe …….and elsewhere?