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Today’s Catholic must-reads: 23/05/12

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

By on Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Benedict XVI at this morning's general audience (AP)

Benedict XVI at this morning's general audience (AP)

The modern crisis of fatherhood makes it difficult for us to grasp that God is our Father, Pope Benedict said at the general audience this morning (video, full text of English remarks).

The Holy See supports the provision of affordable, universal health coverage, Vatican Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski has told the 65th World Health Assembly in Geneva.

Two dozen people demonstrated outside St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York yesterday in protest at the Vatican’s criticism of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR).

Feminist Angela Bonavoglia says that the Vatican’s charges against the LCWR “appear, in some measure, to be true”.

Catholic convert Jennifer Fulwiler explains how she overcame her suspicion of secular therapy.

Dylan Parry suggests that Catholics living in London should pray for the gift of bilocation this weekend.

And a Catholic medical student offers a step-by-step guide to creating an icon.