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Today’s Catholic must-reads: 21/09/11

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

By on Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Benedict XVI and Cardinal Angelo Scola pictured during the Pope's visit to Venice in May (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Benedict XVI and Cardinal Angelo Scola pictured during the Pope's visit to Venice in May (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Benedict XVI presented Cardinal Angelo Scola, the new Archbishop of Milan, with the pallium at Castel Gandolfo this morning.

The Pope broke with tradition and did not hold a weekly general audience today in order to prepare for his trip to Germany (video).

Archbishop Rainer-Maria Woelki of Berlin has told Vatican Radio that he is proud to welcome the Pope back to his homeland tomorrow.

George Weigel gives the thumbs-up to Fr Robert Barron’s monumental new television series, Catholicism.

Joe Heschmeyer analyses the impact of Catholic teaching on the spreads of Aids in Africa.

And novelist Jay Parini says it’s time that G K Chesterton “was taken seriously as a major critic and biographer, a thinker of sharp wit and deep learning”.