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The Bishops of England and Wales have issued a “direct and unambiguous” statement condemning clerical abuse and inviting Catholics to “make the four Fridays in May special days of prayer”.

Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of the Bishop of Kildare.

The Bishops of England and Wales have been discussing Britain’s controversial equality laws at their plenary session in Leeds (audio).

Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos has decided not to celebrate a Pontifical Solemn High Mass in Washington DC after complaints from abuse victims.

A Portuguese bishop who will host the Pope next month in his diocese says Benedict XVI has been “tireless in the analysis and correction of abuses“.

The Swiss television channel TSR has removed cartoons satirising the abuse scandal from the internet after a complaint from the Church.

Archbishop Celestino Migliore has addressed the UN Economic and Social Council on the rights of indigenous people.

The Houston Press profiles Daniel Shea, “the man who sued the Pope“.

George Weigel has written an open letter to Hans Küng, demanding that the dissident theologian apologise to Benedict XVI for comments in his open letter to the world’s bishops.

Ross Douthat says the Vatican made a crucial early mistake in its response to questions about Pope Benedict’s handling of abuse cases.

Fr John Zuhlsdorf wonders if there’s something missing from the reports about Cardinal Castrillón’s now notorious letter to a French bishop.

Fr James Martin SJ has taken part in a Bloggingheads.tv debate about priestly celibacy.

And eCanadaNow asks the burning question: “Is the Pope sleep-deprived?

Today’s Catholic must-reads

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Pope Benedict XVI promised “Church action” on clerical sexual abuse at his general audience today (video, official summary).

The Pope has reportedly accepted the resignation of Bishop James Moriarty of Kildare over his handling of abuse.

An English bishop has criticised a Liberal Democrat proposal to “abolish” faith schools as the party enjoys a pre-election surge.

The French Catholic Church has launched a bold appeal for new priests.

Devotees of Padre Pio are in uproar over his “glitzy” new tomb.

A clerical abuse case is causing outrage in Kenya.

The Vatican has confirmed that Benedict XVI will have a busy schedule from May to September.

The Pope preached at the funeral of Cardinal Tomáš Špidlík SJ yesterday (full text, video).

Volcanic ash is making life difficult for British pilgrims who wish to see the Turin Shroud.

The Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin has declined to exhibit a painting of four archbishops of Dublin in hell.

Mark Shea is dismayed that a leading apologist for torture is championing the pro-life cause.

And PR consultant Richard Weiner offers some free advice to the Church.