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Morning Catholic must-reads: 03/11/11

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

By on Thursday, 3 November 2011

Benedict XVI prays at the tomb of Pope John Paul I (CNS photo)

Benedict XVI prays at the tomb of Pope John Paul I (CNS photo)

Benedict XVI prayed at the tombs of his predecessors, including Pope John Paul I and Blessed Pope John Paul II, on All Souls’ Day yesterday.

Archbishop José Luis Escobar Alas of San Salvador has said that climate change is the gravest problem currently facing humanity.

The Pilot, the oldest Catholic newspaper in the United States, has withdrawn an opinion piece suggesting that same-sex attraction may be caused by the Devil.

Two hundred nuns have joined a protest against a new coal-fired power plant on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines.

George Weigel says that the new English translation of the Roman Missal is “a golden opportunity to confront, and then break, some bad liturgical habits”.

Sixteen-year-old Latin expert Erik Baker says that parts of the new translation are “ridiculous“.

Dylan Parry experiences “one of the most profound moments of my entire life” at the London Oratory.

And Fr Ray Blake launches the Occupy Heaven movement.

  • Anonymous

    Leave it to the NCR to publish a 16-year old Protestant.

  • Diffal

    Well I don’t think he is a protestant but the NCR seems to think that a grasp of Latin makes one a theological expert as well, mind you that is probably because none of them have a grasp of Latin. Mind you the article is of higher quality than those usually published in that paper.

  • Anonymous

    I was being a bit facetious, it was just things like ‘”experts” in Rome’ and ‘It sets certain people above others in terms of their knowledge of a dead language and of dogma.’ If he has a problem with the teaching authority of the bishops, dogma, and dislikes Latin, he might be more comfortable in a Protestant church. Just saying.