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Today’s Catholic must-reads: 05/10/11

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

By on Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Benedict XVI greets the faithful gathered in St Peter's Square for this morning's general audience (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

Benedict XVI greets the faithful gathered in St Peter's Square for this morning's general audience (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

Benedict XVI dedicated his general audience this morning to a reflection on Psalm 23 (full text of remarks in English).

A group of cardinals and bishops have asked Pope Benedict to declare St Faustina Kowalska a Doctor of the Church.

Parishioners in Australia are continuing to rally round Fr Bob Maguire, the controversial priest who clashed with the Archbishop of Melbourne over his retirement.

Sandro Magister reports that Italian bishops are resisting Vatican pressure to introduce a more accurate translation of the words of the Consecration.

Phil Lawler is dismayed that the American bishops have decided to re-issue their 2007 voter guide for next year’s presidential election.

And a Catholic club in Sydney, Australia, is seeking to fight government plans to place betting limits on poker machines.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6B7TVQBY5SM3GRLFFJ3EJT5YFY Mary C

    I can understand parishoners wanting to keep their priest and a priest not wanting to retire.  I feel for both sides but I also wonder about the ego’s involved on all sides.  Can’t Father Bob retire and still serve and be active? Couldn’t he do this with a bit of grace and couldn’t the powers above figure out how to do that?