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Morning Catholic must-reads: 10/04/12

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

By on Tuesday, 10 April 2012

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Cardinal George Pell and Richard Dawkins had “one hell of a debate” on a live Australian television programme last night (full video).

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York has said that American Catholics should not refuse to vote for Mitt Romney because he is a Mormon. reports on the strange case of a “rootless priest” in South Korea celebrating Mass at the site of an alleged Marian vision rejected by the Church.

Rocco Palmo says that Archbishop Charles Chaput’s tenure in Philadelphia is “shaping up as an uphill decade of gutting and rebuilding a 200-year-old apparatus”.

The National Catholic Reporter wonders if Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini and Cardinal Christoph Schönborn “could be a leading edge of a shift in hierarchical thinking”.

Ilyas Khan, the multi-millionaire philanthropist and football club owner, tells Edward Pentin why he converted to Catholicism.

And blogger Ben Trovato discovers that, while Twitter is no place for subtle argument, “perhaps surprisingly, it can be a place of prayer”.

  • Bob Hayes

    Re. link to the National Catholic Register. 

    Is the NCR a student prank that got out of hand, or is there really a following for this happy-clappy, no-need-to-work-for-salvation, wallowing in Western secular values?

  • teigitur

    I agree Bob Hayes. I do wish people would just ignore the national “Catholic”register. No Catholic is remotely interested in what they have to say.