Morning Catholic must-reads: 27/11/12

Smoke from a mortar shell hangs over the Syrian city of Aleppo (AP)

Bishop Antoine Audo of Aleppo has appealed for help for the “hundreds of thousands of internal refugees” in the city.

Pope Benedict greeted the six new cardinals and their families at the Vatican yesterday (video).

Kiko Argüello, the Spanish artist who co-founded the Neocatechumenal Way, has published a book about his dramatic spiritual journey.

Evangelicals in the United States have become more devout, while American Catholics have drifted away from the faith, a new study has claimed.

Sharon Otterman explores why Cardinal Timothy Dolan has become an “unlikely champion” of the Cause of Dorothy Day.

Anthony Esolen says he is sick of people misrepresenting Catholic social teaching.

And Brandon Vogt says that Blessed John Henry Newman shows how Catholics should handle “haters”.

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