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Today’s Catholic must-reads: 03/10/12

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

By on Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Pope Benedict XVI (AP)

Pope Benedict XVI (AP)

We cannot pray to God individualistically,” Benedict XVI said at this morning’s general audience (video).

A businessman staged a protest against the Italian government on the dome of St Peter’s yesterday (video).

Pope Benedict will travel by train to Loreto tomorrow, marking the 50th anniversary of Blessed John XXIII’s visit to the shrine before the Second Vatican Council.

Pope Benedict’s prayer intentions for October will focus on the new evangelisation and mission, the Vatican has announced (video).

Tracey Rowland tries to work out what’s missing from Dr Rowan Williams’s final book as Archbishop of Canterbury.

John Buescher suggests that the origins of liturgical dance lie partly “in the revolt against spare Calvinist, Reformed worship“.

And Fr Tim Finigan urges Catholics to shun yogilates and “do some press-ups, sit-ups and tuck jumps” instead.

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