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Morning Catholic must-reads: 14/04/11

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

By on Thursday, 14 April 2011

YouCat is officially launched at the Vatican yesterday (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

YouCat is officially launched at the Vatican yesterday (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith will help to oversee revisions of the youth catechism, YouCat, after concerns were raised about the Italian translation, it was announced yesterday.

An Austrian commission investigating clerical abuse has said it has received more than 800 complaints of alleged abuse.

The US Diocese of Wilmington has decided to close its newspaper as it prepares to pay more than $77.4m (£47m, €53m) to clerical abuse victims.

A judge has ruled that monks at St Joseph Abbey, near Covington, Louisiana, can sue for the right to sell their handcrafted caskets.

Zenit publishes the full text of Benedict XVI’s general audience address yesterday on holiness in everyday life.

Cardinal Luis Aponte Martínez of San Juan, Puerto Rico, has urged singer Ricky Martin to “be an example for our young people”.

John Thavis previews Benedict XVI’s highly anticipated state visit to Germany in September.

The Anglo-Catholic calls for a day of prayer today for Anglicans seeking to enter personal ordinariates around the world.

Cardinal George Pell of Sydney argues that members of the Society of St Pius X (SSPX) “are still in schism“.

Actor Martin Sheen discloses the highly personal reasons for opposing abortion.

And Samuel Gregg asks how Christians should fulfil their obligations to the poor in a “post-welfare state world”.

  • Duga

    Is Youcat a Catechism or not?, if so, why it is not available free in the Vatican Web with others?; if it is not a Catechism, why is called Catechism for Youth ?. Where there is not distiction there is confusion.