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Morning Catholic must-reads: 14/10/11

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

By on Friday, 14 October 2011

Benedict XVI prays at the tomb of Blessed John Paul II (CNS)

Benedict XVI prays at the tomb of Blessed John Paul II (CNS)

Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints, has said that the Church is continuing to investigate a number of alleged miracles attributed to Blessed Pope John Paul II.

Pope Benedict will meet leaders of the New Evangelisation from around the world tomorrow, Archbishop Salvatore Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelisation, has said.

Fr Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, failed to attend a meeting requested by his bishop yesterday.

Thousands of people have gathered at the foot of the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro in honour of the landmark’s 80th birthday.

Thieves have stolen a relic of the True Cross from an abbey in Ireland.

Nicholas Hahn argues that the US “bishops’ obsession with undocumented immigrants is selfish”.

Randall Smith is bemused by the Austrian priests’ initiative.

And Emily Stimpson presents 19 words every Catholic should know the meaning of.