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Morning Catholic must-reads: 15/10/12

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

By on Monday, 15 October 2012

Pope Benedict greets pilgrims at yesterday's Angelus (AP)

Pope Benedict greets pilgrims at yesterday's Angelus (AP)

Catholics should “ask the Lord what more can we do, especially for the poor, the lonely, the sick and the suffering“, Benedict XVI said in his Angelus address yesterday (video).

The education minister of the Canadian province of Ontario has insisted that a new law forbids Catholic schools from teaching that abortion is wrong (comment by Fr Tim Moyle).

Cardinal Timothy Dolan will host US president Barack Obama at the Al Smith Dinner in New York on Thursday despite their ongoing dispute over the contraception mandate.

Garry O’Sullivan suggests that Rome will name a successor to Cardinal Seán Brady within two months.

Ksenia Svetlova reports that Maronite Christians in Israel are seeking to revive Aramaic, the language spoken by Jesus.

Fr Federico Lombardi says that Pope Benedict doesn’t want the Year of Faith to consist simply of “triumphal events“.

And Rome Reports hails the street artist Mr Klevra, who decorates the Eternal City with images of Christ and the Virgin Mary.

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day.