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Today’s Catholic must-reads: 16/11/11

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

By on Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Pope Benedict arrives for this morning's general audience (AP Photo)

Pope Benedict arrives for this morning's general audience (AP Photo)

Pope Benedict urged all Catholics to pray the Psalms and “to become accustomed to using the Liturgy of the Hours, Lauds, Vespers, and Compline” at the general audience this morning (video).

Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City-St Joseph has agreed to allow prosecutors to monitor his actions in order to avoid charges for failing to report a priest suspected of creating child pornography.

Three American cardinals have called for Project Rachel, the Church’s post-abortion healing ministry, to be expanded across the country.

A new study has found that three per cent of US Catholics left the Church because of the clerical abuse crisis (PDF of study).

Fr Dwight Longenecker welcomes the creation of an ordinariate in the United States.

And Dr Thaddeus Kozinski says “we should be on our knees thanking God” for the Occupy movement.