Morning Catholic must-reads: 01/11/13

The English and Welsh bishops with Cardinal Ouellet (Mazur/

The Bishops of England and Wales have asked the faithful to complete an online survey ahead of the Vatican Synod of Bishops on the family (analysis by Rocco Palmo, comment by Fr James Martin SJ and Rorate Caeli).

Pope Francis complained about L’Osservatore Romano’s decision to republish his interview with Eugenio Scalfari, Italian journalist Antonio Socci has claimed.

Sister Lucia’s handwritten letter describing the Third Secret will go on display at Fatima at the end of the month (video).

Catholics increasingly see priestly celibacy as “the relic of a past history which is hostile to the body”, Vatican doctrinal chief Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller has said.

Philip Jenkins says it’s wrong to claim that priestly celibacy was invented in the 10th century.

Rocco Palmo presents “the few bankable names” likely to get the red hat in February.

And Carol Glatz recalls the time agents spied on a Vatican cardinal through a hidden microphone inside a statue of Our Lady.

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