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Morning Catholic must-reads: 30/08/11

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

By on Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Archbishop Edwin O'Brien (CNS/Owen Sweeney III, Catholic Review)

Archbishop Edwin O'Brien (CNS/Owen Sweeney III, Catholic Review)

The Pope has named Archbishop Edwin O’Brien of Baltimore as the new pro-Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem (John Allen’s analysis, video).

Archbishop Charles Chaput has celebrated his final Mass in Denver as he prepares to become the next Archbishop of Philadelphia.

Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, president of the Italian bishops’ conference, has called for “a great cultural and social conversion” in Italy.

Some 800,000 people have attended this year’s Rimini Meeting organised by Communion and Liberation.

The National Catholic Reporter says that the Vatican is putting pressure on the journal Theological Studies to publish an essay answering an article calling for a change to Church teaching on divorce and remarriage.

A Spanish man who set out on pilgrimage to give thanks to Our Lady for recovering from a car accident has died after a car hit him just a mile into his journey.

A street in Spain is to be named after Benedict XVI after residents opened their homes to young pilgrims during World Youth Day.

John Allen says that the Vatican’s rare decision to release documents relating to an abuse case earlier this month has failed to resolve the case.

Fr Mike Kelly SJ urges the Church to harness the tools created by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

And Italian sculptor Oliviero Rainaldi has offered to change his much-criticised statue of John Paul II in Rome’s Termini station.

  • Anonymous

    Why did you feel the need to post the story about the man who was hit by a car?