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Morning Catholic must-reads: 11/04/11

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

By on Monday, 11 April 2011

Benedict XVI pictured during the Angelus address (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Benedict XVI pictured during the Angelus address (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Benedict XVI urged Christians to overcome their doubts about Christ’s Resurrection in his Angelus address yesterday (video).

Activists in Pakistan report that another Christian has been accused falsely under the country’s draconian blasphemy law.

The Catholic Theological Society’s board of directors has responded to the US bishops’ critique of Elizabeth Johnson’s book, Quest for the Living God.

The Vatican has sent Bishop Roger Vangheluwe to receive treatment outside Belgium after he admitted sexually abusing his nephew.

Damian Thompson reveals the name of the man thought to be Britain’s next ambassador to the Holy See.

The Pope described John Paul II as “a great contemplative and a great apostle of Christ” at a screening on Saturday of a documentary about his predecessor’s life.

Alaskan Archbishop Roger Schwietz has granted permission to churches to begin the Easter Vigil before sundown.

Hundreds of Catholic bloggers have responded to the Pontifical Council for Social Communications’s invitation to a Vatican summit on May 2.

Self-styled “Taliban Catholic” bloggers are planning an alternative meeting in Rome the following day.

Catholic officials in Scranton, Pennsylvania, have blocked Michael Voris of RealCatholicTV.com from speaking in the diocese (full statement).

Mgr Keith Newton, head of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, has described his private audience with Benedict XVI as “an absolute joy“.

Ordinariate Portal posts a transcript of Fr Aidan Nichols’s address on Anglicanorum coetibus in Canada.

Sandro Magister explains why many traditionalists are disappointed with Benedict XVI.

Lisa Wangsness reports on Cardinal Seán O’Malley’s reception in Ireland during the recent Visitation.

And a Catholic man is earning plaudits for creating miniature biblical scenes out of bars of soap.

  • MaryO’Regan

    This is a fascinating range of must-reads.