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Benedict XVI blesses the faithful during yesterday's Angelus (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 27/02/12

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

Bishop Mark Davies says the shortness of our lives should shape our priorities (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Bishop of Shrewsbury encourages Catholics to regain a ‘perspective of eternity’

A woman prays at an Ash Wednesday Mass in Hyderabad, India (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 22/02/12

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

Benedict XVI explains significance of Lent and Ash Wednesday at weekly general audience

The Scala brings to mind the knowledge that Christ suffered and died at a certain place and a certain time

This year I will go through the Passion narrative of St Mark line by line

A worshipper receives ashes in Philadelphia (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

The Archbishop of Westminster has launched a Lenten resource to help Catholics in their call to holiness

A woman prays during Ash Wednesday Mass in Washington last year (Photo: CNS)

In his Lenten message the Pope warns against ‘spiritual anaesthesia’ which numbs people to suffering

Bishop Campbell, right (Photo: catholicrelics.co.uk)

Bishop of Lancaster says every church in the diocese will be open for Confession on Wednesday evenings

J Wilson says that beer and alcohol are often viewed negatively by Christians in the US

Anna Arco talks to J Wilson, the beer enthusiast who is following the example of Bavarian friars by consuming nothing but alcohol in Lent

Second Sunday of Lent: Gn 12:1-4; 2 Tim 1:8-10; Mt 17: 1-9