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Clergy pray at a ceremony welcoming the relics of St Thérèse of Lisieux at Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/03/11

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

Men light candles at a vigil to commemorate Pakistani minorities minister Shahbaz Bhatti in Lahore (CNS photo/Mohsin Raza, Reuters)

Why are we giving hundreds of millions to brutal regimes like Pakistan and northern Sudan?

The Rite of Election at Westminster Cathedral (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Is the number of people joining the ordinariate ‘close to 800′ or ‘an estimated 900’?

The newly elected Maronite Patriarch Bechara Rai (Bilal Hussein/AP/Press Association Images)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 16/03/11

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

A beef cow in Alberta, Canada (The Canadian Press Images/Larry MacDougal)

Our addiction to beef does great damage to the environment. Time to wean ourselves off it

Cardinal Keith O'Brien of St Andrews and Edinburgh (Mazur/thepapalvisit.org.uk)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 15/03/11

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

Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos celebrates Mass in the Extraordinary Form at the Basilica of St Mary Major in Rome (CNS photo from Catholic Press Photo)

The Pope’s wishes are quite clear. But are our bishops carrying them out?

Benedict XVI is pictured during yesterday's Angelus (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

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

Paschal Uche, left, smiles after addressing the Pope outside Westminster Cathedral (CNS photo/Alessia Giuliani, Catholic Press Photo)

Are Catholics still energised and renewed by the trip or has the momentum already been lost?

High altar reredos by Sir Ninian Comper at St Mark's church in Primrose Hill, north-west London

Think of all those great translations of Latin hymns