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Today’s Catholic must-reads: 30/11/11

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

By on Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Benedict XVI at this morning's general audience (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

Benedict XVI at this morning's general audience (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

Jesus “fully reveals the mystery of Christian prayer“, Pope Benedict said today his weekly general audience (video).

The Pope has given his support to a new effort by the Sant’Egidio Community to eliminate capital punishment.

Reports into the handling of abuse allegations in six Irish dioceses were published today (full texts of reports, full texts of responses).

George Weigel argues that “social justice Catholics” in America are failing to resist an assault on religious freedom.

Tim Drake says that the American Catholic print world is shrinking fast.

And Taylor Marshall considers whether it’s right for priests to go hunting.