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Luke Coppen's Catholic Herald Blog

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A Chinese underground bishop who was imprisoned for almost 30 years has died, the Cardinal Kung Foundation reports.

America magazine hails Cardinal Cahal Daly, whose funeral takes place later today, as a “lodestar” for Catholics concerned about the environment.

Stephen Hough, one of the world’s leading pianists, expresses concern about the decision to declare the wartime Pope Pius XII Venerable. Author William Doino Jr says takes the opposite view.

Meanwhile, Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to a Rome synagogue later this month is going ahead.

The secularist group Atheist Ireland includes a comment by Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor in its “25 blasphemous quotations” challenging Ireland’s blasphemy law.

An Irish Catholic priest who played as a rugby international has died aged 87.

Two towering stained-glass columns are to be installed outside Liverpool’s Catholic cathedral to mark the end of refurbishments.

The Ugandan Catholic Church is investigating a breakaway group that claims to have a number of former priests as members.

The Christian Science Monitor considers the implications of the ruling allowing a Malaysian Catholic newspaper to use the word “Allah” for God.

A German policeman has been suspended following claims that he had sex in a church during a Mass.

And the Chronicle of Higher Education profiles Fr John Jenkins, the controversial president of Notre Dame (subscription only).


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  1. Please link to http://www.catholicheritage.blogspot.com, an Irish Catholic heritage blog in support of Pope Benedict XVI and ‘Summorum Pontificum’.


    January 5, 2010 at 4:52 pm

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