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Morning Catholic must-reads: 30/10/12

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

By on Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Pumpkins are sold at a roadside stall near the Polish capital Warsaw (AP)

Pumpkins are sold at a roadside stall near the Polish capital Warsaw (AP)

Polish Archbishop Andrzej Dziega of Szczecin-Kamien has urged the faithful not to celebrate Halloween tomorrow because it “poses the real possibility of great spiritual damage“.

The Holy See expressed its support for Croatia’s bid to join the European Union when Pope Benedict received the country’s prime minister, Zoran Milanović, yesterday (video).

Benedict XVI’s message for the 99th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, which will be celebrated on January 13, was presented at the Vatican yesterday (full text).

A Jesuit university in Ohio has announced that it will obey the Obama administration’s contraception mandate months after it said it would oppose it.

Exorcist author William Peter Blatty claims that Georgetown, America’s oldest Catholic university, “seems to take pride in insulting the Church“.

Robert Royal argues that the synod of bishops on the new evangelisation failed to show “what the Rev Martin Luther King Jr once called ‘the fierce urgency of now’”.

And Jason Liske names five heretics that every Catholic should know about.

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

  • http://twitter.com/BruvverEccles Eccles

    Five heretics? But they are all 17th century or earlier. I think we are more troubled by 21st century heretics, especially those claiming to be Catholics.

  • Kevin

    Xavier University seems to be showing that where there is no will, there is no way.

  • Tolle Lege

    let me see if i understand: Polish Archbishop Andrzej Dziega, dressed in his skirt & funny hat because of of an afterlife, objects to people dressing up in funny clothes on oct 31st because of an afterlife…