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Morning Catholic must-reads: 25/10/12

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

By on Thursday, 25 October 2012

Hans Küng pictured in his office in Tübingen (CNS)

Hans Küng pictured in his office in Tübingen (CNS)

Theologian Hans Küng has announced that he will retire from the “big stage” in March on his 85th birthday.

The Catholic school board in Calgary, Canada, has said it will review its decision to deny human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations in its schools.

A mother in the United States has attributed the “miraculous” recovery of her newborn baby to the intercession of the Venerable Fulton Sheen.

The Church has a opened a new home for the disabled, dedicated to Padre Pio, and a dispensary in Madagascar.

Phil Lawler says the Pope’s surprise announcement of a new consistory raises three intriguing questions.

The Catholic News Service and Rocco Palmo profile Cardinal-designate Luis Antonio Tagle, the 55-year-old Filipino rising star nicknamed “the golden child”.

And Kevin Symonds notes that the Holy See has beefed up the quantity of Catholic social teaching on its website.

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

  • teigitur.

    Dr Kung retiring? We must be grateful for small mercies!

  • Lisa Graas

    There go those Catholics again, caring for the disabled. What next? Kittens? Rainbows?

  • Lewispbuckingham

    All the schools in Calgary need to do is have the manufacturer’s indemnify them for any reactions to the vaccine.Put the cap on at twenty million dollars per claim, about the lifetime cost of looking after a disabled child/adult.
     That should sort out the arguments about safety.

  • JByrne24

    More importantly is the fact that the earlier decision not to offer this health benefit will already be the cause of young women dying, without need, of cancer and for children being left motherless.

    This is a prime example of crass stupidity.