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Morning Catholic must-reads: 30/08/12

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

By on Thursday, 30 August 2012

A man walks past the locked house of Rimsha Masih in Islamabad (AP)

A man walks past the locked house of Rimsha Masih in Islamabad (AP)

A Pakistani judge has postponed the bail hearing of Rimsha Masih, the Christian girl with Down’s syndrome accused of blasphemy.

The US state of Washington has told a Catholic diocese that its plans to hold a special collection to overturn a same-sex marriage law are illegal.

A priest has revealed the details of the miracle that paved the way for the canonisation of the 17th-century Filipino Blessed Pedro Calungsod in Rome on October 21.

A Catholic cathedral in Nigeria has reportedly banned women from wearing traditional headdresses because of security fears.

John Allen tells the Washington Post that Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York is “an extrovert on steroids“.

Dr Anthony Caruso explains why he abandoned his IVF fertility practice to become a pro-life doctor.

And a 10-year-old Indian actor has given all the money he received for playing the leading role in a film to the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta.

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  • MaryMag

    The story of the boy who gave his money to the Missionaries of Charity is wonderful.  
    “I would continue to give them whatever I get on my birthday in future,” he told ucanews.com with excitement in his voice. However, giving is hard, he added.

    So sweet!