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Morning Catholic must-reads: 26/07/11

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

By on Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Fr Nguyen Van Ly at his trial in 2007 where he was given an eight-year prison sentence

Fr Nguyen Van Ly at his trial in 2007 where he was given an eight-year prison sentence

The Vietnamese authorities have re-arrested human rights activist Fr Nguyen Van Ly a year after he was released from prison on health grounds.

The Chinese government has described the Vatican’s condemnation of the ordination of two bishops without papal mandate as “extremely unreasonable and rude“.

The Pope has laicised the Australian priest John Denham, who was convicted last year of abusing 39 boys between 1968 and 1986.

Philadelphia archdiocese has sacked its chief financial officer as the District Attorney’s Office investigates how hundreds of thousands of dollars of Church funds went missing.

Cardinal Francis George and Cardinal Seán O’Malley will be among 250 bishop-catechists at World Youth Day next month.

David Lyle Jeffrey explores the relationship between the Church and intellectuals in China.

And Jeffrey Miller celebrates nine years of Catholic blogging.