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Today’s Catholic must-reads: 12/10/11

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

By on Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Benedict XVI arrives for this morning's general audience (AP Photo)

Benedict XVI arrives for this morning's general audience (AP Photo)

Pope Benedict XVI said he was “deeply saddened” by the violence in Cairo on Sunday at his weekly general audience this morning, which he dedicated to Psalm 126 (video).

Bishop Martinus Dogma Situmorang, president of the Indonesian bishops’ conference, has called for local churches to have greater freedom to adapt the liturgy during his ad limina visit to Rome.

Andrew Sullivan, a former member of Miles Jesu, says that the religious congregation was a catastrophic “experiment on innocent human lives“.

Damian Thompson wonders why the world’s first Personal Ordinariate still doesn’t have a church to call its own.

George Weigel argues that it will be the laity, rather than priests, who re-establish “the Christian roots of western culture”.

Dylan Parry enjoys giving Fr John Zuhlsdorf, the “world’s greatest Catholic blogger”, a tour of Westminster Cathedral.

And a church in the Archdiocese of Westminster is to celebrate what it describes as “the very first Polish-English Holy Mass“.