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Today’s Catholic must-reads: 21/02/13

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

By on Thursday, 21 February 2013

Cardinal Ravasi (AP)

Cardinal Ravasi (AP)

Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi has spoken about the search for the face of God in the Psalms at the Pope and Roman Curia’s Lenten retreat.

Cardinal Julius Darmaatmadja, 78, the Archbishop Emeritus of Jakarta, Indonesia, has said he cannot attend next month’s conclave for health reasons.

The Vatican Secretariat of State has reportedly opened a Twitter account but has yet to post a tweet.

Voting is now open in the 2013 About Catholicism Readers’ Choice Awards.

The editors of Commonweal argue that “even Benedict’s most ardent supporters concede that his papacy has been marred by too many scandals and too many gaffes”.

Harriet Alexander reports that Cardinal Peter Turkson once played bass in an Afrobeat band and is a fan of James Brown.

And Xavier Suarez recalls the time Cardinal Seán O’Malley preached to inmates about the biblical story of an angel freeing prisoners – and was blamed for a breakout the next day.

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

The next Morning Catholic must-reads will be on Monday, February 25

  • Nat_ons

    “The editors of Commonweal argue that “even Benedict’s most ardent supporters concede that his papacy has been marred by too many scandals and too many gaffes”.” 

    As with Peter and Paul no doubt; yet the commonweal of the church catholic did not suffer unduly from their scandal-marred administration and the egregious gaffes made in eyes of world worldly wisdom.

    “For God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength.” 1 Cor 1 : 25.

  • George Patrick

    Interesting! No comments on Cardinal O’Brien?