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Morning Catholic must-reads: 26/01/11

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

By on Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Pope Benedict XVI, flanked by Mgr Guido Marini, right, arrives at the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls yesterday evening (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

Pope Benedict XVI, flanked by Mgr Guido Marini, right, arrives at the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls yesterday evening (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

Pessimism about the prospects for Christian unity shows a “lack of trust in the power of the Holy Spirit“, the Pope said last night at Vespers at St Paul Outside the Walls at the end of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (full text).

Zenit has published the full English text of the Pope’s message for World Mission Sunday.

The Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff has published details of papal liturgies for the next three months.

Fr Tim Finigan explains what the Pope really said about marriage in his recent address to the Roman Rota.

Nicholas Cafardi examines Benedict XVI’s approach to canon law and clerical abuse when he was prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Jim Graves reports on Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City’s anti-pornography campaign.

David Naglieri says there is a buzz around The Rite, a new film starring Anthony Hopkins as an exorcist.

And Mgr Charles Pope considers whether young women should cover their heads in church.