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Morning Catholic must reads: 19/06/12

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

By on Tuesday, 19 June 2012

The Council of Europe's plenary room in Strasbourg (AP)

The Council of Europe's plenary room in Strasbourg (AP)

The Holy See is likely to pass the Council of Europe’s anti-money laundering evaluation, the Italian daily Corriere della Sera has claimed, after a rival daily, Il Fatto Quotidiano, reported that it would fail the test.

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone has said that journalists covering the “Vatileaks” scandal are “pretending to be Dan Brown“.

A legal dispute between nuns and the investment bank Morgan Stanley could be settled out of court, the Telegraph reports.

A spokesman for the Catholic Church in Scotland has dismissed a poll suggesting that more than two thirds of Scots support same-sex marriage.

The International Theological Commission has launched its redesigned website (visit the homepage). Joseph Trabbic is underwhelmed.

Robert George urges Catholic intellectuals to speak out against “the wholesale and indiscriminate use of drones”.

Blogger The Sensible Bond explains why he doubts the Society of St Pius X (SSPX) will be reconciled with Rome.

Taylor Marshall wonders whether the strict dress code at St Peter’s Basilica should be applied in every Catholic church in the world.

And the “geeky atheist” blogger Leah Libresco announces that she is becoming a Catholic.

For updates throughout the day follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen