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Pope Benedict delivers ‘state of the world’ address

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Photo: Benedict XVI greets ambassadors to the Holy See (AP Photo/Maurizio Brambatti, POOL)

Pope Benedict XVI has just delivered his annual address to the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See.

Full text here. Catholic News Service highlights here. AP report here.


Written by Luke Coppen

January 11, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Morning Catholic must-reads

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The Catholic News Service reports on what the Holy See’s delegate said at Copenhagen’s climate talks.

Fr Raymond de Souza considers the Vatican’s “green gambit”, as does Sandro Magister.

John Allen assesses the health of Jewish-Catholic relations.

The Anglo-Catholic blog seeks to gague interest in Pope Benedict’s offer.

Deacon Keith Fournier hails a “St Thomas More” in the making.

Cardinal Keith O’Brien says he wants Scotland to return to Christian values in 2010.

The Holy See and the European Union sign a new monetary convention.

A carnival worker and a racing chaplain address an unusual Vatican conference.

A Cuban pilgrimage blends Catholicism with Santeria.

A priest joins an atheist in suing his bishop.

The NYT reviews James Tissot’s “Life of Christ” series.

Thinking Faith evaluates a major new history of early Christianity.

And Zenit explains why Christmas has a Mexican look at the Vatican this year.

Morning Catholic must-reads

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John Allen highlights the forceful environmental message in Pope Benedict’s World Peace Day message.

The Catholic News Service looks at the gulf between rich and poor countries at the Copenhagen climate summit.

Anna Arco invites a canon lawyer to interpret the new Motu Proprio, Omnium in mentum.

Canonist Dr Edward Peters offers another take on the document, as does Fr Tim Finigan.

Symon Hill argues that Christians should welcome the judgment against a Christian registrar who refused to perform civil partnership ceremonies.

SPUC criticises the Irish supreme court ruling on the status of human embryos.

Commonweal considers the “potentially dramatic consequences” of Anglicanorum coetibus.

Fr Michael Monshau, OP, professor of liturgy, homiletics, and spirituality at the Angelicum, suggests that good preaching is a vital part of the Anglo-Catholic patrimony.

Fr John Hunwicke SCC wonders where Anglicanorum coetibus leaves Apostolicae Curae.

Michael Czerny SJ recalls an HIV-postive Kenyan mother’s response to the encyclical Caritas in Veritate.

WaPo reports on Georgetown University’s efforts to be both authentically Catholic and welcoming to gay students.

And Mirror of Justice debates the concept of Just War in the wake of President Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech.

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.