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Morning Catholic must-reads: 15/09/11

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

By on Thursday, 15 September 2011

Archbishop Philip Wilson greets Pope Benedict during World Youth Day in Sydney in 2008 (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Archbishop Philip Wilson greets Pope Benedict during World Youth Day in Sydney in 2008 (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Archbishop Philip Wilson of Adelaide has denied that he mishandled a clerical abuse allegation brought by the leader of the Traditional Anglican Communion.

Bishop Bernard Fellay has told Rorate Caeli that he will “consult with the main officials of the Society of St Pius X” before responding to the Vatican’s “doctrinal preamble”.

Pro-life activists have announced that they will use the new European Citizens’ Initiative to call for the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights to be changed to recognise that the right to life begins at conception.

Canon law expert Dr Edward Peters examines the dispute between Fr Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, and his bishop.

Samuel Gregg previews the Pope’s trip to Germany next week.

George Weigel urges the Russian Orthodox Church to oppose the public display of “a mummified mass murderer and maniacal persecutor of the Church of Christ”.

And Carrie Severino offers “a Catholic defence of capital punishment“.