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Archive for December 13th, 2009

This morning’s Catholic must-reads

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Vatican Radio reports on Pope Benedict’s prayer on Sunday for missionaries murdered in Africa (audio).

The Pope met 59 new priests of the embattled Legion of Christ yesterday, Zenit reports.

Cardinal Brady tells Vatican Radio last week’s meeting with the Pope to discuss the Irish abuse crisis was “sad and serious” (audio).

Australia is preparing for a major announcement about the Cause of Blessed Mary MacKillop.

The postulator of Newman’s Cause will undertake a huge fundraising drive in the United States in 2010.

Robert George explains why he co- authored the Manhattan Declaration.

Fr John Flynn examines the “rebirth” of population control.

Jeffrey Steel is shocked by the case of fathers jailed in Germany for refusing to send their children to mandatory sex education classes.

NLM rejoices in the opening of the Cause of Empress Zita.

No Hidden Magenta looks at the precedents for electing bishops in the wake of the Irish abuse scandal.

And a recently released transcript sheds light on John Paul II’s historic meeting with Mikhail Gorbachev in 1989.