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Morning Catholic must-reads: 26/08/11

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

By on Friday, 26 August 2011

Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston  (CNS photo/Gregory L. Tracy, The Pilot)

Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston (CNS photo/Gregory L. Tracy, The Pilot)

Cardinal Seán O’Malley has released a list of 134 priests and two deacons accused of abuse in Boston archdiocese “after serious and thoughtful consideration and prayer” (full text of cardinal’s open letter).

The Spanish government has asked El Salvador to clarify the whereabouts of nine former soldiers accused of murdering six Jesuit priests in 1989.

Gregor Gysi, one of Germany’s leading Left-wing politicians, has praised Benedict XVI for insisting that society needs a
strong moral foundation in order to function properly.

Indian police are guarding a Catholic church in Hyderabad after it was ransacked by vandals.

L’Osservatore Romano takes its readers inside the Ratzinger Schülerkreis as it meets at Castel Gandolfo to reflect on the New Evangelisation.

John Allen suggests that talks between the Holy See and the SSPX seem to be “heading nowhere fast”.

Andrea Torniellli says that next year the Pope will have to choose a successor to Cardinal William Levada as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Mgr Charles Pope urges American Catholics to reverse the decline in the number of adults joining the Church.

And Fr Seán Finnegan wonders what will become of the Anglicanism of those who join the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham.