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Today’s Catholic must-reads: 03/04/13

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

By on Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience (AP)

Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience (AP)

Pope Francis highlighted the “special role” of women in the Church at his general audience this morning (full text, video).

The Pope made a private visit to John Paul II’s tomb yesterday evening, marking the eighth anniversary of the Blessed’s death.

Mourners have attended the funeral of an Indian seminary rector bludgeoned to death by unknown assailants.

Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks Studios has acquired the film rights to the story of the Boston Globe’s exposé of the clerical abuse scandal.

John Allen reports that there were record attendances at Holy Week services in Argentina following the papal election.

George Weigel says he hopes the new Pope will get “the proliferation of pontifical councils under control“.

Sandro Magister finds some surprises “small and large” in the Pope’s 2010 autobiography El Jesuita.

And a new Catholic News Service video crams the past “seven historic weeks” into a five-minute video.

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day

  • lewispbuckingham

    ‘Acquired the film rights’
    This is the same crowd that brought out ‘An Inconvenient Truth’.
    That film lacked balance because it failed to point out the enormous errors in longitudinal climate projections.Subsequently the Polar bears are breeding up and the global temperature is just fine.
    As such it was a propaganda piece to draw in the scientifically innocent.

  • Barbara

    I see no hope for the church in the U.S. unless the Pope tells these Bishops to get out of the social scene, and start being priest again. Complaining about having to sit in that box for confessions, saying Mass on a 40 min or less, not going to hospitals to hear confessions and bring Christ with them, not showing up or refusing to come when called by hospitals of an emergency. There busy and can’t talk to there parishners, busy doing what half the time there not even there. The only reason I won’t leave is because I don’t want to leave Christ alone.