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Morning Catholic must-reads: 13/03/12

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

By on Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Bishop William Lori, chairman of the US bishops’ religious liberty committee, has said that he hopes to re-open talks with the Obama administration about the contraception mandate.

Christian youths have reportedly killed at least 10 people in response to an attack on a Catholic church in Jos, Nigeria, on Sunday.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, gave a major address on Benedictine spirituality at the Abbey of Monte Cassino yesterday.

Cardinal Seán Brady, the Primate of All Ireland, had a three-hour meeting with abuse victims in Northern Ireland yesterday.

Fr Dwight Longenecker says that a recent New York Times advertisement attacking the Church reminded him of a Chick tract.

Fr Robert Barron argues that YouTube “can and should be a Catholic place” (video).

And Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York, has designated March 12-18 Timothy Cardinal Dolan Week.