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Morning Catholic must-reads: 02/02/12

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

By on Thursday, 2 February 2012

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

The Irish prime minister Enda Kenny has promised to review the closure of the country’s embassy to the Holy See (analysis by Michael Kelly).

Pope Benedict broke canon law when he dismissed the Australian Bishop Bill Morris last May, a Queensland Supreme Court judge has claimed.

The mayor of the Mexican city of Leon has said that the city will not charge people for seating along the Popemobile route in March.

Caritas is helping 24 women who were trafficked to Lebanon to return to their native Bangladesh.

Fr Thomas Weinandy, executive director of the US bishop’s secretariat for doctrine, has said that Catholics who use the Enneagram “have lost their way”.

Eric Giunta argues that the US bishops are themselves to blame for the Obama administration’s decision on contraceptive coverage.

Eric Marrapodi and Brianna Keilar investigate whether Barack Obama is losing the American Catholic vote.

And Jennifer Fulwiler explains why her large family is not contributing to global overpopulation.