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Morning Catholic must-reads: 27/07/12

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

By on Friday, 27 July 2012

Visitors walk on the spiral staircase at the Vatican Museums (CNS)

Visitors walk on the spiral staircase at the Vatican Museums (CNS)

From next month two priests will be on duty at the Vatican Museums to provide pastoral care for visitors.

Cardinal Nicolás López Rodríguez of Santo Domingo has described violence against women in the Caribbean as an “international scandal”.

Up to 20,000 people are expected to attend an annual pilgrimage to the Irish shrine Croagh Patrick this weekend.

American Catholic writer Patrick Madrid has launched a free global listings service called CatholicEvents.com.

Dylan Parry says the Church is playing a prominent role in the London 2012 Olympics, which officially begin today.

Michael Sean Winters accuses Blessed John Paul II’s biographer George Weigel of “publicly dissenting from the teachings of the Church”.

The Washington Times profiles an American family that has produced three priests.

Jason L, author of the Ascending Mount Carmel blog, interviews an Anglican convert to Catholicism living as a hermit.

And Carol Glatz recalls the time Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi answered a journalist’s question simply with an arched eyebrow.

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