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Morning Catholic must-reads: 20/10/11

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

By on Thursday, 20 October 2011

Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, which will release the document on global finance on Monday (CNS)

Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, which will release the document on global finance on Monday (CNS)

The Vatican will release a major document on the reform of the global financial system, prepared by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, on Monday.

Fr Fausto Tentorio was “courageous and indefatigable“, the Pope said in a tribute yesterday to the Italian priest murdered in the Philippines.

The LA Times reports that the Vatican is “taking a constructive role in one of the most promising areas of medical research”.

Franciscans are risking stoning to serve the poor along the border between Mexico and the United States, reports the Catholic News Service.

Church figures in Rome have criticised local basketball team Virtus Roma’s decision to hold sponsorship talks with a website that promotes marital infidelity.

Catholic academic Tina Beattie has a robust exchange with Andrew Copson, chief executive of the British Humanist Association, about schools with a religious ethos.

Dylan Parry says that Bishop Richard Williamson’s latest anti-Semitic outburst may force the Vatican to take action against him.

John Allen says we shouldn’t expect the long-awaited Vatican document on the vocation to the religious brotherhood to appear soon.

Fr Desmond de Souza CSsR wonders if Catholicism will ever be properly embedded in Asia.

Mary Claire Kendall discovers why Bob Hope converted to Catholicism.

And Marcel LeJeune proposes the “seven habits of highly effective Catholics“.