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Morning Catholic must-reads: 13/10/11

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

By on Thursday, 13 October 2011

A Copt prays over the coffins of 17 people killed in Sunday's clashes (AP)

A Copt prays over the coffins of 17 people killed in Sunday's clashes (AP)

Mobs reportedly pelted Copts with bricks and Molotov cocktails as they buried their dead after Sunday’s massacre in Cairo.

Cardinal Angelo Amato beatified Mother Ana María Janer, founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Urgell, in La Seu d’Urgell, Spain, yesterday.

British Prime Minister David Cameron has said he wants to change the Act of Settlement, which bars the monarch from being or marrying a Catholic. Blogger Archbishop Cranmer says that the proposal is a “dog’s breakfast“.

As Rorate Caeli wonders if Benedict XVI will actually attend this month’s inter-religious meeting in Assisi, Zenit reports that the train that will take the Pope to the event has made a trial run.

Russell Saltzman argues that the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP) has become simply “a noisy little group that hates the Roman Catholic Church”.

And Laura Ziesel loses patience with Church leaders who speak in “Christianese“.