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Morning Catholic must-reads: 05/10/12

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

By on Friday, 5 October 2012

Archbishop Cordileone is installed at the Cathedral of St Mary of the Assumption

Archbishop Cordileone is installed at the Cathedral of St Mary of the Assumption

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone was installed as the ninth Archbishop of San Francisco yesterday amid protests from gay rights activists (video of installation homily).

Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller, the new CDF prefect, has described accusations that his own writings are unorthodox as “baseless provocations aimed at discrediting me” and predicted that there will be no more talks with the SSPX.

Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington DC has said that attempts to “catechise without content” following Vatican II led to “diminished allegiance from two generations” of Catholics.

The Russian Orthodox Church has ruled that its clergy may stand for election to governments posts.

Greg Tobin wonders if Pope John XXIII will be canonised in June 2013, the 50th anniversary of his death.

Dr Edward Peters urges journalists not to be “over-confident” when covering stories that touch on canon law.

And Kathleen Vogt reviews a new series of Catholic DVDs that promises to teach babies how to say the rosary in Latin.