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Morning Catholic must-reads: 22/11/11

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

By on Tuesday, 22 November 2011

The controversial Jubilee Church in Rome, designed by leading American architect Richard Meier (CNS photo by Alessia Giuliani, Catholic Press Photo)

The controversial Jubilee Church in Rome, designed by leading American architect Richard Meier (CNS photo by Alessia Giuliani, Catholic Press Photo)

The Vatican is preparing to create a new commission to crack down on the building of ugly churches, the Vatican Insider has reported.

The Pope has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Bernard Law as archpriest of the Basilica of St Mary Major in Rome.

The International Theological Commission will meet at the Vatican next week to discuss Catholic social teaching, monotheism and “the question of methodology in modern theology”.

Sandro Magister picks his highlights from the Pope’s trip to Benin.

Jeffrey Miller suggests that the Vatican is unlikely to succeed in its campaign against “garage-style churches”.

Fr James Martin SJ says a fond farewell to the “old” Sacramentary.

And Marco Tosatti reveals how many people join the Catholic Church on an average day.