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Today’s Catholic must-reads: 09/10/13

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

By on Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Pope Francis greets the faithful during this morning's general audience (AP)

Pope Francis greets the faithful during this morning's general audience (AP)

We should “ask the Lord to make us more catholic“, Pope Francis said at his rain-swept general audience this morning (full text, short video, full video, photos).

The Vatican has expressed concern after the Archdiocese of Freiburg issued new guidelines inviting divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Holy Communion (full German text).

A Polish Church spokesman has said that Archbishop Józef Michalik made “a pure slip of the tongue” when he said the children of divorced parents were more vulnerable to clerical abuse.

Carol Glatz says Pope Francis gave an impromptu television interview during his visit to Assisi (video).

Mark de Vries defends Dutch Cardinal Wim Eijk’s decision to discipline a priest for “excessive liturgical creativity”.

Mgr Richard Antall accuses proponents of Archbishop Oscar Romero’s beatification of creating an oversimplified “poster Romero“.

And English Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor explains why “Rome is like a glass of fine wine“.

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day

  • NatOns

    ‘Mgr Richard Antall accuses proponents of Archbishop Oscar Romero’s beatification of creating an oversimplified “poster Romero“.’

    Like comparing Rome to a glass of fine wine or expressing concern about faithless witness, the vain image is merely a matter of taste – having nothing of substance, reality or truth as its object .. if fact, that is the whole point: it is a conceit, and not always one so innocent as a healthy glass of wine.

    http://megaconstrucciones.net/images/urbanismo/foto2/roma-8.jpg

    The abiding and painful remembrance of such images should make us quake – however comforting the Christian witness can be, for we must continue to work out our salvation in fear and trembling, because it is God Who is at work in that will and that act .. to fulfil His good purpose not ours.

  • Kevin

    “We should ‘ask the Lord to make us more catholic’, Pope Francis said”

    Why should we want to be Catholic? God isn’t (http://www.repubblica.it/cultura/2013/10/01/news/pope_s_conversation_with_scalfari_english-67643118/).

  • buckingham88

    God is beyond all categories including those or religion.