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Today’s Catholic must-reads: 20/07/11

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

By on Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Archbishop Charles Chaput embraces Cardinal Justin Rigali during yesterday's press conference  (CNS photo/Tim Shaffer, Reuters)

Archbishop Charles Chaput embraces Cardinal Justin Rigali during yesterday's press conference (CNS photo/Tim Shaffer, Reuters)

Archbishop Charles Chaput visited the shrines of local saints St John Neumann and St Katharine Drexel, with his predecessor as Archbishop of Philadelphia, Cardinal Justin Rigali, yesterday. George Weigel, Laurie Goodstein, William Oddie and Michael Sean Winters comment on the appointment.

The Vatican has unveiled the schedule of the Pope’s four-day visit to Germany in September.

Several hundred people have joined a Facebook group calling for the expulsion of the Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland, Archbishop Giuseppe Leanza.

Fr Tim Finigan welcomes plans to found a Catholic university college in Britain.

Carl Olson interviews British Catholic icon writer David Clayton.

And today’s Google Doodle celebrates the life of the Augustinian friar and scientist Gregor Mendel.

  • ms catholic state

    From Wikipedia………

    Universities – The term was coined by the Italian University of Bologna, which, with a traditional founding date of 1088, is considered the first university. The origin of many medieval universities can be traced to the Christian cathedral schools or monastic schools which appear as early as the 6th century AD and were run for hundreds of years as such before their formal establishment as university in the high medieval period. Rooted in medieval society, the university as an institution was intrinsically linked to Christian faith and the medieval lifeworld which it in turn influenced and shaped.

    Time for the return of the Catholic University to Britain indeed.