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Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/06/11

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

By on Friday, 17 June 2011

Cardinal Donald Wuerl delivers his report at the US bishops' spring meeting (CNS photo/Stephen Brashear)

Cardinal Donald Wuerl delivers his report at the US bishops' spring meeting (CNS photo/Stephen Brashear)

The Personal Ordinariate in the United States is likely to consist of 100 ex-Anglican priests and 2,000 lay people, Cardinal Donald Wuerl told his fellow US bishops yesterday.

The US bishops approved a major statement on assisted suicide at their plenary meeting (full text).

Cardinal Camillo Ruini is reported to have said that the commission of inquiry on Medjugorje is “still far from being able to publish an official judgment”.

A new Facebook game pits liberal Catholics against conservatives (go straight to game).

Dr James Hitchcock considers why discontented liberals remain in the Church.

Pat Archbold names his favourite Catholic bloggers.

Nineteen Sixty-four blog offers evidence that interest in Catholicism online is steadily falling.

And Elizabeth Scalia says she can’t wait to read Brandon Vogt’s new book, The Church and New Media: Blogging Converts, Online Activists, and Bishops Who Tweet.

  • Andr3w

    The link to the nineteen sixty-four blog appears to be a link to a blog discussing Medjugorje.