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Morning Catholic must-reads: 02/10/12

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

By on Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Cardinal Velasio de Paolis is a member of the Vatican's supreme court (CNS)

Cardinal Velasio de Paolis is a member of the Vatican's supreme court (CNS)

Vatican Cardinal Velasio De Paolis has said that Benedict XVI is likely to pardon papal butler Paolo Gabriele if he is found guilty of the aggravated theft of confidential documents.

The Council of European Episcopal Conferences (CCEE) has deplored growing restrictions on religious freedom in Europe at its annual plenary meeting in St Gallen, Switzerland.

The Smithsonian Channel has delayed the broadcast of a documentary about a papyrus fragment referring to the “wife” of Jesus because of doubts about its authenticity.

American Bishop Robert Vasa has told doctors they “can no longer presume that their individual choices about how they practice medicine in this country will be respected“.

Brandon Vogt names his choice as “the greatest Catholic evangelist of the 20th century“.

William Crawley explores the life of Georges Lemaître, priest and pioneer of the Big Bang theory (audio).

And Erica Orden looks forward to a new wave of Hollywood biblical blockbusters.

  • Lewispbuckingham

    ‘its authenticity’
    It was getting tough at the Smithsonian,all the remains of the earliest settlers had to be sent home, the declaration of independance was being ignored and the big dig had not found any Egyptian artefacts, until now.
     The smoke filled room  revealed white coated scientists leaning over the papyrus as the blue light shone on the mottled surface.Interlaced in gold with an ancient patina was the ancient script
    CRP ENT NI EDAM, clearly a latin greek root.
     What did this signify? Then it faded.Will the code be broken? Will the Smithsonian be saved?
    Is this the future for the US economy? Is the future ours? Where will it all end?