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This morning’s Catholic must-reads

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Here are a few interesting news reports and comment pieces to start the day:

Mgr Andrew Faley says incoming Anglicans must not become a “sect” within the Catholic Church.

Senior Irish Church leaders prepare to discuss child abuse with Pope Benedict XVI later today.

The head of the Holy See’s delegation in Copenhagen explains what he hopes the summit will achieve.

The Vatican confirms the programme of Pope Benedict XVI’s May trip to Fatima.

Talks between Israel and the Holy See have reportedly hit another dead end.

Archbishop Chaput explains why he signed the Manhattan Declaration.

Matthew Milliner names the theological book of the decade.

Rod Dreher discovers what St Nicholas really looked like.

And Zenit wonders if cuddly toys might be the solution to the priestly vocations crisis.

John Paul II: the first ‘green pope’

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Last year Newsweek dubbed Pope Benedict XVI “the green pope“. But according to the Westminster priest Fr Richard Nesbitt, Benedict must share that title with his predecessor.

In a 51-page dissertation submitted to the Catholic University of Leuven, or Louvain, Fr Nesbitt argues that John Paul II played a key role in shifting the Catholic Church’s attitude to the ecological crisis.

Hat tip: Love Undefiled

Photo: Pope John Paul II pauses for reflection near a waterfall in the mountains of Italy’s Val d’Aosta region on July 13 2001 (CNS photo from pool)

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November 15, 2009 at 10:46 am

The Pill and the polar bears

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The theory that contraception is an effective way to combat climate change is gaining ground. In next week’s Catholic Herald the LSE’s Dr Dermot Grenham explains why, from a purely rational perspective, the claim is false.

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September 19, 2009 at 11:00 am