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Morning Catholic must-reads: 05/03/12

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

By on Monday, 5 March 2012

“Like the three Apostles in the Gospel, we too must go up the mountain of transfiguration and receive God’s light,” Benedict XVI said during a visit to the Roman parish of San Giovanni Battista de La Salle yesterday morning.

Scottish Cardinal Keith O’Brien has accused the British government of trying to ‘”redefine reality” with its plans to legalise same-sex marriage (full text).

A thief has stolen the preserved heart of Dublin’s patron St Laurence O’Toole (video).

Grant Gallicho critiques a letter from Bishop William Lori sharply criticising an America magazine editorial about the Obama administration’s contraception mandate.

The New York Times traces Rick Santorum’s journey from “nominal Catholic” to America’s most famous “papist” politician.

Andrew Sullivan argues that Blaise Pascal was one of the world’s earliest bloggers (video)

Fr Federico Lombardi urges Catholics “to find time for true silence”.

And Fr Ray Blake blesses a bus named in honour of a British nun who hid Jews from the Nazis.