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Morning Catholic must-reads: 05/04/11

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

By on Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster, Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, are pictured at a joint service yesterday (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster, Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, are pictured at a joint service yesterday (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales met their Church of England counterparts in London yesterday (photo gallery).

Vatican-watcher Andrea Tornielli says that the Vatican will issue the document clarifying Summorum Pontificum in May (in Italian).

Benedict XVI has appointed Archbishop Santos Abril y Castelló, vice chamberlain of the Apostolic Chamber, to the Congregation for Bishops.

The Pope has offered his condolences following the sudden death of Cardinal Varkey Vithayathil, Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church.

The Catholic Church in England and Wales has prepared a prayer for the forthcoming royal wedding.

Bishop Kieran Conry of Arundel and Brighton says that the new youth catechism is a “treasure”.

Cardinal George Pell of Sydney explains why we need the new English translation of the Mass (scroll down for video).

R R Reno, the new editor of First Things, searches for the magazine’s essence.

And Fr Tim Finigan launches an appeal for a fellow priest in need of a chainsaw.

  • Zurma1

    As far as i know from June 2010 Archbishop Peter Smith is in Archdiocese of Southwark not in Cardiff.

  • http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/ The Catholic Herald

    Thank you for pointing out this error. We have now corrected it.

  • Stuart

    their Church of England counterparts? When did the Anglicans start to have valid ordinations?

  • Anonymous

    Did any of their Lordships refuse on principle to attend this shindig, where it appears a bearded layman was allowed to give a blessing as though he were a priest?

  • Anonymous

    These are the sort of shaming comments that would have lead my grandmother to say “Wash your mouth out with soap!”

  • Anonymous

    I hardly see why. The Church does not recognise the orders of Dr Williams, and he espouses heresy, yet he is allowed to give a blessing in a Catholic cathedral as though he were a bishop? THAT is what is shameful.

  • Tomcan

    Couldn’t agree more – Both Pius IX and Leo XIII said it all about their ordinations – but then that was the OLD catholic Church – this is the NEW one in command now…