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Morning Catholic must-reads: 27/06/11

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

By on Monday, 27 June 2011

Pope Benedict XVI blesses the faithful during the Angelus yesterday (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope Benedict XVI blesses the faithful during the Angelus yesterday (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

The Eucharist is the “antidote” to an increasingly individualistic culture, Benedict XVI said at the Angelus yesterday (video).

Three Catholic martyrs executed under the Nazi regime – Fr Hermann Lange, Fr Eduard Müller and Fr Johannes Prassek – were beatified in Germany on Saturday.

Cardinal Angelo Amato beatified Serafino Morazzone, Sister Enrichetta Alfieri and Fr Clemente Vismara in Milan yesterday.

The Patriarch of Lisbon, Cardinal Jose da Cruz Policarpo, has said that there is no fundamental theological obstacle to women priests.

Rorate Caeli reports that the Pope may declare 2012 the “Year of the Faith”.

Vatican Insider predicts that the Vatican will release a document on the reorganisation of American dioceses in the autumn.

Irish Jesuit Fr Peter McVerry has called for a radical overhaul of first Holy Communion and Confirmation to reduce financial pressure on parents.

Fr Tim Finigan offers a sneak preview of the new Vatican portal News.va.

J Peter Nixon considers how the Church should react when it loses major social battles.

And Mark Davoren OP applauds a Eucharistic flash mob in the north of England.

  • Harper

    The Patriarch of Lisbon is confusing the faithful and leading advocates of women’s ordination into false hope. The matter is closed, as it has been made clear time and again: the Church and the Pope – any Pope – have not the authority to permit it – ever. When will Rome act to correct this dissident prelate (and how did he get to be appointed in the first place)?