Secretary of state Cardinal Pietro Parolin sent the message to embassies (CNS)
A daily guide to what's happening in the Catholic Church
The Holy See has called for renewed efforts to promote Middle East peace in a message to diplomats.
Embattled Archbishop John Nienstedt of St Paul and Minneapolis has insisted he won’t resign (full text, Grant Gallicho, Rod Dreher).
A resolution praising Francis is reportedly stuck in the US Congress because of perceptions that the Pope is “too liberal”.
Katherine Haddon and Tom Larkin report that the Ebola virus was first identified from a blood sample from a Catholic nun.
Fr Dwight Longenecker argues that Francis believes that “unity with the mainstream Protestant churches is a lost cause“.
Phil Lawler notices an intriguing development at the Vatican Information Service.
And Fr C John McCloskey explains how to inspire people to embrace the Catholic faith.
Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day.
The next Morning Catholic must-reads will be on Monday, August 18.
The Catholic Herald comment guidelines
At The Catholic Herald we want our articles to provoke spirited and lively debate. We also want to ensure the discussions hosted on our website are carried out in civil terms.
All commenters are therefore politely asked to ensure that their posts respond directly to points raised in the particular article or by fellow contributors, and that all responses are respectful.
We implement a strict moderation policy and reserve the right to delete comments that we believe contravene our guidelines. Here are a few key things to bear in mind when commenting…
•Do not make personal attacks on writers or fellow commenters – respond only to their arguments.
•Comments that are deemed offensive, aggressive or off topic will be deleted.
•Unsubstantiated claims and accusations about individuals or organisations will be deleted.
•Keep comments concise. Comments of great length may be deleted.
•We try to vet every comment, however if you would like to alert us to a particular posting please use the ‘Report’ button.
Thank you for your co-operation,
The Catholic Herald editorial team
Subscribe at your app store: