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This morning’s Catholic must-reads

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Fr Vincent Twomey, a former student of Pope Benedict, has apologised for implicitly calling for the resignation of Bishop Martin Drennan of Galway over his handling of abuse cases in Dublin archdiocese.

Cardinal Seán Brady has described Cardinal Cahal Daly as “ahead of his time” at the former Primate of All Ireland’s funeral.

Up to 24 American bishops will reach the mandatory retirement age in 2010.

The new Archbishop of Milwaukee has called for Catholics to “sacrifice for the truth”.

Catholic World Report considers why the gay marriage movement lost in Maine.

Czech Cardinal Miloslav Vlk has said that Europe is on the verge of “Islamisation”.

More than two million people attended papal events in 2009.

Security is tightened for the funeral of a Chinese underground bishop.

The Russian Orthodox Church has opened its first seminary outside the former Soviet Union.

The Washington Post says Hollywood is getting more religious.

Atheist Sam Harris and theist Karen Armstrong have a forceful exchange of views in Foreign Policy magazine.

Leading Catholic blogger American Papist has a new home.

And Beliefnet names the 10 top religious pop cultural trends of the last decade.


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  1. For a detailed translation of the relevant 4-5 questions to the Czech Archbishop to English, see


    Luboš Motl

    January 6, 2010 at 1:41 pm

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