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Morning Catholic must-reads: 12/01/12

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

By on Thursday, 12 January 2012

Chaldean Archbishop Louis Sako of Kirkuk (CNS photo/Carol Glatz)

Chaldean Archbishop Louis Sako of Kirkuk (CNS photo/Carol Glatz)

Archbishop Louis Sako said that the Christian community is “not afraid” after gunmen killed two people and injured five others in an attack on his residence in Kirkuk, northern Iraq, yesterday.

AP reports that an increasing number of American Catholics are seeking justice in Church courts.

A former Premier League referee has caused outrage in Britain after he posted a “vile rant” against Catholics on his website.

Edward Pentin suggests that Bishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller of Regensburg may replace Cardinal William Levada as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Fr Stephen Wang explains why he wants World Youth Day to be celebrated in London in 2016. CatholicYouthWork.com demurs.

Fr Joseph Komonchak urges Catholics to “whoop to the Lord”.

And Max Lindenman says that the Vatican press office was right to consider Wikipedia an excellent source of information about the Catholic Church.

The next Morning Catholic must-reads will be on Monday, January 16