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Morning Catholic must-reads: 06/09/11

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

By on Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Nigerian soldiers patrol the streets of Jos after a similar outbreak of violence in 2008 (CNS photo/Akintunde Akinleye, Reuters)

Nigerian soldiers patrol the streets of Jos after a similar outbreak of violence in 2008 (CNS photo/Akintunde Akinleye, Reuters)

Fighting between Muslims and Christians in the central Nigerian town of Jos has left at least 16 people dead.

A mob of masked vandals has attacked a Catholic church in Kerala, southern India.

Archbishop Oscar Cruz, former president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, has urged the faithful not to take WikiLeaks documents as “Gospel truth”.

Vatican Insider suggests that the Moscow Patriarchate is putting pressure on the Serbian Orthodox Church not to invite Benedict XVI to the Balkan country.

Gerard O’Connell says that the Irish government has given a cautious welcome to the Vatican’s response to the Cloyne Report.

Journalist Michael MacLachlan describes his first experience of the new English translation of the Roman Missal in England.

Jennifer Fulwiler offers advice on building Catholic communities online.

And Sandro Magister reveals Benedict XVI’s favourite Bach cantata (listen to it here).

  • amfortas

    Michael MacLachlan complains about the use of ‘for many’ rather than ‘for all’ in the new translation. Time and time again people explain the change as an adherence to the original Latin ‘pro multis’. But the Latin, of course, is is entirely scriptural (Mt 26: 28 and Mk 14: 24) whereas the ‘old’ translation was not.