Morning Catholic must-reads
The Pope has personally thanked the security guards who ensure his safety (video).
Vietnamese police have used explosives to destroy a crucifix in a Catholic cemetery.
Talks between the Holy See and Israel are making progress.
An online petition against the beatification of Pius XII has been launched.
Archbishop Patrick Kelly of Liverpool has urged people to take extra care of their neighbours as Britain struggles with severe weather conditions.
A former archbishop of the Charismatic Episcopal Church pays tribute to the late Mgr Graham Leonard, who inspired him to become a Catholic.
Valle Adurni welcomes the decision to award the Catholic Truth Society the contract for publishing the new Missal in England and Wales.
Mark Dowd worries that the “usual suspects” will dominate coverage of the Pope’s visit to Britain in September.
An American priest has jumped from a balcony after being accused of abuse.
Fr Robert Barron discusses the controversial relationship between faith and science (video).
A Catholic legal scholar argues that pornography should be treated as a public health hazard.
Headline Bistro reflects on the rise in the number of murders of missionaries in 2009.
Fr James Martin SJ explains how to find God in difficult times.
And L’Osservatore Romano praises the theology of Bono, the lead singer of U2.