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Today’s Catholic must-reads: 03/08/11

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

By on Wednesday, 3 August 2011

The Pope speaks during his general audience at Castel Gandolfo this morning (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

The Pope speaks during his general audience at Castel Gandolfo this morning (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Benedict XVI has urged Catholics to read biblical masterpieces such as Job, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Songs at the first general audience since he began his summer holiday.

Sister Jacqueline Jean McEwan, the “Mother Teresa of Bangalore” who has just won the right to stay in India, is preparing for a new fight to save her rehabilitation centre for lepers, reports AsiaNews.it.

Archbishop Charles Chaput, the new leader of Philadelphia archdiocese, has said that the renewal of the Church “begins not in vilifying others, but in examining ourselves honestly, repenting of our own sins, and changing ourselves”.

Archbishop Timothy Dolan tells the Church’s critics: “Don’t blame ‘the Vatican’ for doctrines you don’t like.”

William McGowan reports on the Sisters of Life’s testing work in New York City.

The New York Times hails the Catholic faith of Jack McKeon, manager of the Florida Marlins Major League Baseball team.

And Matt Archbold offers 10 reasons why World Youth Day is not a “Catholic Woodstock”.

The next Morning Catholic must-reads will be on 15/08/11