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Morning Catholic must-reads: 01/09/11

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

By on Thursday, 1 September 2011

Bishop Giovanni Martinelli (CNS photo/Flaminia Nobili, Catholic Press Photo)

Bishop Giovanni Martinelli (CNS photo/Flaminia Nobili, Catholic Press Photo)

Bishop Giovanni Martinelli, the Apostolic Vicar of Tripoli, has said that he has finished his medical treatment and is determined to return to the Libyan capital as soon as possible.

A thousand mourners, including around 40 bishops, attended the funeral of Cardinal Aloysius Ambrozic in Toronto yesterday.

The theologians Fr Peter Ryan SJ and Dr Germain Grisez have responded to claims that the Vatican put the journal Theological Studies under pressure to publish their article defending Church teaching on marriage (PDF of Ryan/Grisez article).

Cardinal Domenico Bartolucci, director emeritus of the Sistine Chapel Choir, arranged a concert of sacred music for Benedict XVI last night (video).

The Family Rosary Crusade has launched a campaign to encourage a million Filipinos to pray one million rosaries over 200 days for all the countries of the world.

Fr John Zuhlsdorf fisks Archbishop Mario Conti of Glasgow’s pastoral letter on the new English translation of the Missal.

Nancy Wiechec previews Archbishop Charles Chaput’s installation Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Ss Peter and Paul in Philadelphia.

And Anthony Stevens-Arroyo asks whether Catholic teaching can lift the West out of financial crisis.

The next Morning Catholic must-reads will be on Monday, September 5