Morning Catholic must-reads: 20/09/11

An activist demonstrates outside the US Embassy in Rome in support of death row inmate Troy Davis (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

An American man on death row faces execution by lethal injection on Wednesday, despite the intervention of Pope Benedict.

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, has met Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in an attempt to secure the release of two American hikers.

Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington has urged theologians to greet “a new moment in the life of the Church” by promoting the New Evangelisation.

Sister María Inés Teresa, founder of the Poor Clare Missionaries of the Blessed Sacrament, will be beatified on April 21.

The Church in Vietnam has unveiled the first-ever Catholic Dictionary in Vietnamese.

David Gibson compares and contrasts cradle Catholics and converts.

And Mark Shea argues that the cases of Fr Frank Pavone and Fr John Corapi are completely different.