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Morning Catholic must-reads: 04/04/12

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

By on Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Fr Pierbattista Pizzaballa celebrates Mass in Bethlehem (CNS)

Fr Pierbattista Pizzaballa celebrates Mass in Bethlehem (CNS)

Latin Rite Catholics in the Holy Land will celebrate Easter according to the Orthodox calendar in future, Fr Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Custos of the Holy Land, has reportedly announced.

The Way of the Cross at next year’s World Youth Day will pass through the slums of Rio de Janeiro, according to Rome Reports (video from 0:53).

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo, Sri Lanka, has ruled that Holy Communion is to be administered only on the tongue and kneeling in his diocese.

British Prime Minster David Cameron has welcomed a Christian “fightback” against secularism in an Easter message.

Ireland’s state broadcaster RTÉ has seen a wave of resignations and retirements ahead of the publication of a “damning report” into why it aired a programme falsely accusing a Catholic priest of rape.

Garry Wills describes what Easter was like in fourth-century Milan.

Matthew Warner is disappointed by Pope Benedict XVI’s presence on Twitter.

Mark Shea explains why he’s relaxed about women taking part in the washing of the feet on Holy Thursday.

And St Peter’s List names 12 Catholic blogs that it’s worth reading every day.