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Morning Catholic must-reads: 22/03/12

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

By on Thursday, 22 March 2012

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone (AP)

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone (AP)

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone has said that Pope Benedict will bring “a message of encouragement, especially to young people” when he arrives in Mexico tomorrow.

Fr Edward Flanagan, founder of Boys Town, was formally declared a Servant of God at a Mass in Omaha, Nebraska, last weekend.

Archbishop-designate William Lori has said that the new evangelisation will be his top priority in Baltimore.

Tim Stanley says that commentators should wait until they have all the facts before they blame the Catholic Church for castrating young Dutch men in the 1950s.

Dylan Parry wonders if it’s wise for the Pope to appoint Bishop Walter Mixa as a member of the Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care.

And Cardinal Timothy Dolan says that there might be a theological case for making Catholic women cardinals.