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Morning Catholic must-reads: 28/05/12

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

By on Monday, 28 May 2012

The Pope celebrates Mass in St Peter's Basilica on Pentecost Sunday (AP)

The Pope celebrates Mass in St Peter's Basilica on Pentecost Sunday (AP)

Pentecost is “the feast of human unity“, Benedict XVI said at Mass in St Peter’s Basilica yesterday morning.

The Pope announced at the Regina Caeli that he will proclaim St John of Ávila and St Hildegard of Bingen Doctors of the Church on October 7, the start of the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelisation.

Pope Benedict celebrated a Mass attended by 30,000 people in St Peter’s Square on Saturday morning, marking the 40th anniversary of the Holy Spirit Renewal movement.

The Vatican is continuing to search for the source of a series of leaked documents following the arrest of the Pope’s butler Paolo Gabriele on Saturday (John Allen’s analysis, video).

Senior members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious will meet on Tuesday in Washington DC to discuss their response to Vatican criticism.

Seventeen men were ordained as transitional deacons for the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham at Westminster Cathedral in London on Saturday (full text of homily, photos).

Mgr Keith Newton, the Ordinary of the English Personal Ordinariate, discusses the future of ecumenism (video).

John Allen investigates why Vatican Bank president Ettore Gotti Tedeschi was dismissed after a no-confidence vote last week.

Reuters wonders what this week has in store for the Vatican after a week that saw the papal butler arrested, the president of the Vatican Bank thrown out and the publication of a new book alleging curial corruption.

A popular Mexican blogger and seminarian explains how Catholics can make their presence felt on the web (video).

And Fr Bryce Sibley considers why Christian films are so terrible.

For updates throughout the day follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen

  • Dave99788

    The cardinal who orchestrated the Vatileaks should be declared a Saint, and those who worked with him should be at least elevated to Blessed status.