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Morning Catholic must-reads: 29/10/12

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

By on Monday, 29 October 2012

Bishops gather for the synod's closing Mass in St Peter's yesterday (AP)

Bishops gather for the synod's closing Mass in St Peter's yesterday (AP)

The Church must help those who have drifted away from the faith to “encounter Jesus Christ anew“, Benedict XVI said at the closing Mass of the synod of bishops on the new evangelisation on Sunday (full text, video).

Pope Benedict urged the faithful to pray for the victims of Hurricane Sandy at the Angelus yesterday (full text, video).

At least seven people were killed and 100 wounded when a truck loaded with explosives rammed a church during Sunday Mass in Kaduna, northern Nigeria.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York sees the new evangelisation in action not far from the synod of bishops.

Mary Esch asks contemporary Mohawks what they think of the canonisation of Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American saint.

Tim Drake uncovers the truth about Cardinal Francis George’s famous quotation about his successor dying in prison.

And Fr George Rutler posts what he believes is the first-ever photograph of two saints together.

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

  • Kevin

    Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American saint

    That is still not correct, and it is still offensive to the memory of Elizabeth Ann Seton.

  • Castle Elephant

    How many angels can dance on the head of a pin, Kevin?

    St Elizabeth-Ann Seton was the first native-born, American saint. We know enough to understand that St Kateri is the “the United States’ first Native American to be raised to the altars.”

    Ask Archbishop Chaput, O.F.M., Cap.

    See: http://www.ewtnnews.com/catholic-news/Vatican.php?id=6390#ixzz2A8UAdGkv