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Morning Catholic must-reads: 13/09/11

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

By on Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Metropolitan Hilarion has urged the Pope to address tensions in Ukraine (CNS)

Metropolitan Hilarion has urged the Pope to address tensions in Ukraine (CNS)

A senior Russian Orthodox leader has said that the Patriarch of Moscow is prepared for a historic meeting with the Pope if a long-running dispute in Ukraine is resolved.

A group of Islamic students has invited Pope Benedict to visit Indonesia during a visit to the Vatican.

The Mexican bishops have held their annual formation meeting in the city of Monterrey despite the threat of drug-related violence.

An Irish priests’ association has urged women to complain to their bishops about the “sexist” new English translation of the Roman Missal.

Samuel Gregg argues that the Regensburg lecture, delivered five years ago yesterday, was “one of this century’s pivotal speeches”.

Fr Ray Blake disagrees with the Bishops of England and Wales’s recommendation that a bow is sufficient before receiving Holy Communion.

Mark Judge wonders why so many Catholics haven’t heard of Anscar Vonier.

And author J M Coetzee pays tribute to the poet and Catholic convert Les Murray.