Morning Catholic must-reads: 08/07/10

Spanish foreign minister Miguel Angel Moratinos meets Cardinal Jaime Ortega Alamino in Havana

The Catholic Church in Cuba has announced that 52 political prisoners will shortly be released following talks with the regime.

Belgium’s bishops have issued a forceful protest after details of an abuse investigation were leaked to the media.

Sandro Magister argues that 2010 is both an annus horribilis and a year of grace for Pope Benedict.

Bishop Kevin Dowling of Rustenburg, South Africa, protests against the “carefully planned dismantling” of the reforms of Vatican II.

Zenit profiles a trailblazing joint Catholic and Orthodox parish in Romania.

The Cistercian Brother Stephen says he is not worried if Personal Ordinariates have a modest start.

And Ian Brennan, the co-creator of Glee, reflects on being a Catholic.