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Morning Catholic must-reads: 06/08/13

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

By on Tuesday, 6 August 2013

The Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, marking the bombing on August 6 1945 (AP)

The Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, marking the bombing on August 6 1945 (AP)

Jesus is “a source of a forgiving and a reconciling peace“, Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, has said at a Mass in Japan marking the anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings.

The Israeli goverment and the Catholic Church “will soon sign an agreement that will regulate financial relations between them“, reports

Italian foreign minister Emma Bonino said today that she is “confident” that Italian Jesuit Fr Paolo Dall’Oglio will be released by his alleged kidnappers.

Fr Helmut Schüller, founder of the Austrian Priests’ Initiative, has claimed that the “Church is run more and more by priests of two or three movements“.

Veteran Vatican correspondent Robert Moynihan offers an alternative full English translation of the Pope’s in-flight press conference.

John Allen argues that the long-running “insider/outsider distinction” in Vatican circles is now “largely defunct“.

And Taylor Marshall considers whether St Thomas Aquinas would have approved of smoking marijuana.

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

  • buckingham88

    Modern CEOs prefer to see only one paper sheet,” he said, adding, “They have no time to read so much stuff.” The crowd laughed. Fr Helmut Schuller

    If a precis and conclusions cannot be made on an A4, then the author probably could not understand the material, let alone communicate it.

    This author’s hypothesis may be true in some places the Church occupies,but fails to explain the election of a third world Jesuit with Franciscan leanings as Pope.
    Neither order is on his list.