Morning Catholic must-reads: 19/08/10

Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York has offered to mediate between the proponents and critics of a mosque planned for a site near Ground Zero.

The last remaining English Catholic adoption agency to resist Labour’s equality laws is facing closure after a Charity Commission ruling. Giles Pinnock reflects on the decision.

Seven people are suing the Diocese of Oakland over alleged sex abuse by former priest Stephen Kiesle.

US lawmakers have called for a UN probe after the Vietnamese authorities reportedly attacked Catholics in a village near the central city of Danang.

Religion News Blog looks into reports that Christian girls in Pakistan are being targeted for rape.

Earth Times reports on a Catholic priest distributing condoms in the slums of Cebu City in the Philippines.

Raymond Arroyo, the anchor of EWTN, says the Pope’s trip to Britain will be a “seismic moment“.

The BBC’s Allan Little meets one of the alleged Medjugorje seers (video).

Charles Lewis of the National Post profiles Cardinal Marc Ouellet, the new prefect of the Congregation for Bishops.

Fr Robert Carr proposes a demanding “holy rule for bloggers“.

The Church in the Philippines has praised a competitor in the Miss Universe pageant for refusing to take part in a topless photoshoot.

And actor Mark Wahlberg has revealed that his two great loves are golf and church.