Morning Catholic must-reads
The Bishops of England and Wales have issued a “direct and unambiguous” statement condemning clerical abuse and inviting Catholics to “make the four Fridays in May special days of prayer”.
Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of the Bishop of Kildare.
The Bishops of England and Wales have been discussing Britain’s controversial equality laws at their plenary session in Leeds (audio).
Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos has decided not to celebrate a Pontifical Solemn High Mass in Washington DC after complaints from abuse victims.
A Portuguese bishop who will host the Pope next month in his diocese says Benedict XVI has been “tireless in the analysis and correction of abuses“.
The Swiss television channel TSR has removed cartoons satirising the abuse scandal from the internet after a complaint from the Church.
Archbishop Celestino Migliore has addressed the UN Economic and Social Council on the rights of indigenous people.
The Houston Press profiles Daniel Shea, “the man who sued the Pope“.
Ross Douthat says the Vatican made a crucial early mistake in its response to questions about Pope Benedict’s handling of abuse cases.
Fr John Zuhlsdorf wonders if there’s something missing from the reports about Cardinal Castrillón’s now notorious letter to a French bishop.
Fr James Martin SJ has taken part in a Bloggingheads.tv debate about priestly celibacy.
And eCanadaNow asks the burning question: “Is the Pope sleep-deprived?“
Written by Luke Coppen
April 22, 2010 at 7:00 am
Posted in Morning Catholic must-reads
Tagged with Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Bishop James Moriarty, Bishop Manuel José Clemente, Bishop of Kildare, Bishop of Porto, Bishops of England and Wales, Bloggingheads.tv, Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos, Daniel Shea, eCanadaNow, Fr James Martin SJ, Fr John Zuhlsdorf, George Weigel, Hans Küng, Houston Press, Pope Benedict XVI, Ross Douthat, TSR, UN Economic and Social Council