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Today’s Catholic must-reads: 20/06/12

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

By on Wednesday, 20 June 2012

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

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

Benedict XVI urged terrorists “to immediately stop spilling the blood of innocent people” in Nigeria at his general audience this morning.

Pope Benedict will travel to Italy’s Emilia Romagna region next Tuesday to meet victims of recent earthquakes that killed 24 people.

Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles has welcomed US President Barack Obama’s decision to defer the deportation of young illegal immigrants.

An Argentinian bishop is facing calls to resign after he was filmed “cavorting on a beach with a scantily-clad beauty“.

Jennifer Fulwiler draws “six important communication lessons” from Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s new e-book on religious liberty.

Jeff Mirus worries that members of the Society of St Pius X are shunning the Magisterium in favour of “Tissierism”.

William Patenaude hails the ecological vision of Benedict XVI.

And the Nineteen Sixty-four blog tries to work out how many Catholic “reverts” there are in the United States.