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Morning Catholic must-reads: 22/06/12

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

By on Friday, 22 June 2012

Archbishop Rino Fisichella  (CNS)

Archbishop Rino Fisichella (CNS)

The Vatican yesterday unveiled the logo, hymn, calendar and website for the Year of Faith, which begins in October.

Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich has said that European Union countries should “assume the highest share” of the costs of global warming in a message to world leaders at the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development.

A woman has claimed that the late Fr Robert Drinan, a Jesuit who served as a US Congressman, sexually assaulted her.

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia explains why the American bishops launched their “Fortnight for Freedom” yesterday.

Jason Berry reports that more evidence has emerged suggesting that curial figures protected Fr Marcial Maciel, founder of the Legionaries of Christ, from scrutiny.

Ex-Legionary Fr Thomas Berg argues that reforming the Legionaries of Christ is all but impossible.

And David Paul Deavel says the Church should not speak only about “the joys of conversion, but the inevitable sorrows and challenges that can follow such a move”.

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  • stevhep

    And David Paul Deavel says the Church should not speak only about “the joys of conversion, but the inevitable sorrows and challenges that can follow such a move”.
    Indeed, as I once wrote elsewhere, http://catholicscot.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/pointless-images.html
    “It is, nonetheless, the case that when we come under these divine instructions that we constrain our actions or potential actions and must do real violence to our desires for selfish gain. We embark upon a path of struggle. It is a commonplace of spiritual writers to say that in service is our real freedom but we cannot pretend that this is any other than a freedom which is experienced as a constraint, a gain which feels like a loss. The wound that Original Sin has made in our natures allows us to desire as good things that which harms us and to experience as harms those things which are good. “

  • Bawills

    Archbishop Chaput has been Archbishop of Philadelphia for very nearly a year now!

  • http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/ The Catholic Herald

    Apologies. We will correct that now