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Morning Catholic must-reads: 03/02/12

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

By on Friday, 3 February 2012

Mexican carpenter José Ernesto Fernandez works on a chair to be used by Benedict XVI during his visit to León in March (CNS photo/Mario Armas, Reuters)

Mexican carpenter José Ernesto Fernandez works on a chair to be used by Benedict XVI during his visit to León in March (CNS photo/Mario Armas, Reuters)

Archbishop José Guadalupe Martín Rábago of León has said that Benedict XVI will call for greater unity among Mexicans when he visits the country in March.

Bishop Bernard Fellay, the superior general of the Society of St Pius X, has said that “even if we are fighting with Rome, we are still, so to say, with Rome“.

The US District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi has dismissed “with prejudice” a lawsuit filed against the Holy See by insurance commissioners in five states.

Robert McClory profiles Michael Ryan, an American security specialist who has fought tirelessly to increase financial transparency in the Church.

Francis Beckwith defines the “new anti-Catholicism” as an effort “to employ the coercive power of the state to force the Church’s institutions to violate the Church’s own moral theology”.

And the BBC has produced a new documentary series that “goes behind the headlines to explore what it is like to be Catholic today”.