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Morning Catholic must-reads: 03/10/11

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

By on Monday, 3 October 2011

Benedict XVI greets the faithful during his Angelus address yesterday (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Benedict XVI greets the faithful during his Angelus address yesterday (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Benedict XVI called for prayers for those who “face violence and threats because of their faith” in his Angelus address yesterday.

Hundreds of Catholic Londoners joined a historic procession of the Blessed Sacrament from Westminster Cathedral to St George’s Cathedral, Southwark, on Saturday (photos).

Polish Catholics gathered yesterday for a Mass celebrating an alleged Eucharistic miracle in the town of Sokółka (photos).

Archbishop Peter Sartain of Seattle preached at the annual Red Mass in Washington DC yesterday.

The authorities in Moscow are threatening to demolish a second house of the Missionaries of Charity.

The editors of America magazine have launched a campaign to save girl altar servers.

Andrea Tornielli suggests that the next consistory for the creation of new cardinals will now take place next year.

Mgr Keith Newton, Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, says that some priests are mistakingly advising those who want to enter the Catholic Church through the ordinariate to take the RCIA course instead.

John Allen asks why so many senior American Church leaders are Capuchins.

Sarah Pulliam Bailey interviews an AP reporter who returned to the Catholic faith after covering the abuse crisis.

And Fr Matthew Muñoz recalls the staunch faith of his grandfather, John Wayne.