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Morning Catholic must-reads: 04/02/13

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

By on Monday, 4 February 2013

A seagull hovers as Benedict XVI waves during yesterday's Angelus (AP)

A seagull hovers as Benedict XVI waves during yesterday's Angelus (AP)

Jesus did not come to seek approval but to “give testimony to the truth”, Benedict XVI said in his Angelus address yesterday (video).

CDF prefect Archbishop Gerhard Müller gave the keynote address at an ordinariate conference in Houston, Texas, on Saturday.

An appeals court has ordered the demolition of a 19-storey skyscraper that overshadows a Catholic cathedral in Bucharest.

A letter from Archbishop José Gomez addressing the release of Church files on abuse was read out in churches in Los Angeles archdiocese at the weekend (full text).

Sara Smith reviews an HBO documentary that claims that the American “Church once put down a deposit on a Caribbean island where pedophile priests were to be quarantined“.

The next Archbishop of Portland reveals that he learned to celebrate the Extraordinary Form by studying videotapes.

And 82 members of a Mariachi band have descended on the Vatican to celebrate their 25th anniversary (video).

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day