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Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/01/12

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

By on Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Belgian police stand outside Church offices in Mechelen during an earlier raid in 2010 (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

Belgian police stand outside Church offices in Mechelen during an earlier raid in 2010 (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

Police raided bishops’ offices in three Belgian cities yesterday as part of an investigation into child sexual abuse.

A Catholic MP in Pakistan has claimed that Christians are being “ethnically cleansed” in Karachi, the country’s largest city.

The Anglican Church of Peru has created a “reverse ordinariate” in order to receive a former Catholic bishop and three of his priests, Virtue Online reports.

Rorate Caeli reports that for the first time in decades a cerimoniere pontificio, or pontifical master of ceremonies, has celebrated a public Mass in the Extraordinary Form.

Mark Oppenheimer visits the Opus Dei school where Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has sent two of his sons.

And James Preece identifies a “particularly dangerous” new heresy spreading through the Church today.