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Morning Catholic must-reads: 07/02/13

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

By on Thursday, 7 February 2013

Pope Tawadros II talks  to the Associated Press (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Pope Tawadros II talks to the Associated Press (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Coptic Pope Tawadros II has criticised Egypt’s Islamist president Mohammed Morsi in an outspoken interview with the Associated Press.

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, head of the Pontifical Council for the Family, has said he “would like the Church to fight against” the criminalisation of homosexuality around the world.

The Pope has named American Archbishop Michael Blume as the next Apostolic Nuncio to Uganda.

Fr Thomas Weinandy has defended his tenure as head of the US bishops’ doctrinal committee in an interview with the National Catholic Reporter.

Alex Kantrowitz profiles “the tech company that’s bringing the Vatican into the digital age“.

Tracey Rowland says that, at its worst, the landmark Vatican II document Gaudium et Spes “became an excuse for correlating, and even accommodating, the faith to the culture of modernity“.

And Micah Murphy argues that Catholicism is “the elephant in Downton Abbey’s drawing room”.

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

  • scary goat

    Good article on Gaudium et spes.  Worth a read.

  • scary goat

    And the one about Abp. Paglia….I think he means gay people should be protected from persecution (some cultures have death penalty for homosexuality etc). I don’t think he’s saying homosexuality is ok.  It seems to be walking a very fine line though….more clarity needed I think.