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Morning Catholic must-reads: 16/11/10

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

By on Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tucson talks to Cardinal Francis George of Chicago during the US bishops' annual autumn meeting in Baltimore (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)

Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tucson talks to Cardinal Francis George of Chicago during the US bishops' annual autumn meeting in Baltimore (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)

Cardinal Francis George of Chicago has delivered his final address as president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (full text).

An American bishop has said that the social media is “as great a challenge as that of the Protestant Reformation“.

The Italian paper Il Foglio reports that Benedict XVI says he regrets the uproar over his Regensburg lecture in the new book Light of the World.

The Pope has urged athletes not to use steroids.

Fr John Halligan, founder of the Working Boys’ Centre in Quito, Ecuador, has won this year’s $1million Opus Prize.

Fr Thomas Reese SJ previews the next consistory.

And congratulations to Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi, who is celebrating 50 years since his religious profession.