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Morning Catholic must-reads: 29/01/13

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

By on Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Cardinal Glemp's funeral Mass takes place in Warsaw cathedral (AP)

Cardinal Glemp's funeral Mass takes place in Warsaw cathedral (AP)

Cardinal Józef Glemp, the Primate of Poland from 1981 to 2009, was buried in the crypt of St John’s Archcathedral in Warsaw yesterday.

Chaldean Catholic leaders are gathering in Rome to elect the successor of Cardinal Emmanuel III Delly.

A court in the Philippines has sentenced a man who held a pro-contraception protest during a service at Manila cathedral to 13 months in jail.

A Catholic samba group has decided to change its parade through Rio de Janeiro into a religious procession in honour of the victims of Sunday’s nightclub fire.

A Pauline priest in Mexico has called for families of those killed by drug traffickers to forgive their murderers.

National Catholic Reporter publisher Thomas Fox defends the paper against Bishop Robert Finn’s recent criticism.

And Brother Raymund Snyder OP investigates whether St Thomas Aquinas is boring.

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

  • scary goat

    Well, my children refer to me (affectionately) as a boring old fart.  I even had a car with the number plate AOF (an old fart) to prove it.  Therefore I conclude that St. Thomas Aquinas must be boring because I love him.