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The Holy Father looks on as a female server presents his zuchetto

Undoing the damage will take time: the sooner the Church starts to clear up the mess, the better

Michael Voris wielding his 'sword of truth'

Francis Phillips relates Michael Voris’s take no prisoners approach to faith

A capsule containing blood from Blessed John Paul II is displayed for veneration at the apostolic nunciature in Mexico City (CNS photo/Carlos Jasso, Reuters)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 25/08/11

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

A pilgrim tries to escape the baking heat as he waits for the Pope at Cuatro Vientos airfield (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

The papal events at Cuatro Vientos airfield were dangerously chaotic

A World Youth Day pilgrim walks past protesters in Madrid's Puerta del Sol square (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Protesting about the Pope coming to your city is appalling bad manners

Pope blesses the crowd at the end of his general audience this morning (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 24/08/11

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

Benedict XVI beams during the freak storm at Cuatros Vientos airfield on Saturday night (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Irish Minister for Justice Alan Shatter at a press conference following the publication of the Cloyne Report (Julien Behal/PA Wire)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 23/08/11

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

Verdi conducts the second performance of the Requiem at La Scala in May 1874

It’s a myth that the Italian composer did not care about religion

A priest hears a confession in Retiro park, Madrid, during World Youth Day (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

World Youth Day reminded us that the sacrament can open the doors to new life