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Morning Catholic must-reads: 15/07/11

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

By on Friday, 15 July 2011

Chinese Catholics sing at a church in Changzhi, Shanxi province (CNS)

Chinese Catholics sing at a church in Changzhi, Shanxi province (CNS)

Benedict XVI is following the latest illicit ordinations of bishops in China “with sorrow and concern”, Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi has said.

The Catholic Church in England and Wales has been asked to review a donation from the Murdoch family for the Pope’s visit to Britain.

The US Federation of the Sisters of St Joseph has expressed support for Sister Elizabeth Johnson after her book, Quest for the Living God, was criticised by the US bishops’ doctrine committee.

Archbishop Charles Schleck, the president of the Pontifical Mission Societies, from 1995 to 2001, has died aged 86.

Jeffrey Tucker links to an online database of Notitiae Responses, collecting the Congregation for Divine Worship’s replies to liturgical queries.

Brett Adams argues that the Vatican’s latest financial report shows that it isn’t as wealthy as many think.

Fr Ray Blake wonders if it will be possible to be both Irish and Catholic in future.

And Cathy Lynn Grossman asks whether you would confess your sins to the Pope.