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Morning Catholic must-reads: 05/09/11

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

By on Monday, 5 September 2011

The Pope greets the faithful at yesterday's Angelus (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

The Pope greets the faithful at yesterday's Angelus (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

Christians should “welcome fraternal correction” and impart it with humility, Benedict XVI said at the Angelus yesterday (video).

The Vatican published its long-awaited response to the Cloyne Report on Saturday (full text, Fr Federico Lombardi‘s statement, John Allen‘s analysis).

A court in Pakistan has issued an international arrest warrant for two men wanted in connection with the assassination of Catholic government minister Shahbaz Bhatti.

Fr Tim Finigan says he felt “rather moved” to use the new English translation of the Roman Missal for the first time in his parish at the weekend.

Yago de la Cierva, communications director of WYD 2011, calls for the creation of a central organising committee to oversee future World Youth Days.

David Quinn asks whether Ireland will join the group of “extremely anti-Catholic countries” that have passed laws violating the seal of the confessional.

The Sensible Bond considers the possible outcomes of the meeting between SSPX leader Bishop Bernard Fellay and Cardinal William Levada on September 14.

John Allen previews Pope Benedict’s momentous visit to his homeland later this month.

Mary Carole McCauley hails the news reporting skills of Catholic blogger Rocco Palmo.

Rosecrans Baldwin talks to photographer Billie Mandle about her striking series of portraits of confessionals.

And Greg Bishop meets a priest who moonlights as a tennis umpire at the US Open.