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A worker seals boxes of documents after a Mass in 2007 marking the conclusion of the initial phase of the Cause of Pope John Paul II in the Basilica of St John Lateran (CNS photo/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 04/01/11

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

Bishop William Winter, a retired auxiliary bishop of Pittsburgh, prays at the crypt of Fr Theodore Foley in Pittsburgh (CNS photo/John Franko, Pittsburgh Catholic)

Fr Foley led the Passionist congregation from 1964 until his death in 1974

Blessed Mary MacKillop is pictured in an undated, colourised handout photo from the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart (Photo: CNS)

Claim that Mary MacKillop was excommunicated for speaking out against an abusive priest is an invention, says Fr Gardiner

GK Chesterton: 'a giant, spiritually as well as physically' (Photo: PA)

He was nothing like our traditional idea of what a saint is like: but his time has come

Victorian convert is beatified in front of tens of thousands at Cofton Park, Birmingham

Postulator of the Cause of John Henry Newman has said he is already studying the second miracle

The Newman reliquary at Birmingham Oratory (Mazur/CCN)

A severely deformed baby was born in a perfectly normal condition after the child’s mother prayed to Newman

Mgr Bernard Quinn founded Brooklyn’s first church for black Catholics