Today’s Catholic must-reads: 20/10/10

Benedict XVI reads the names of the new cardinals at today's general audience

Pope Benedict named 24 new cardinals at the general audience today (full list, John Allen’s analysis, Rocco Palmo’s take, video of announcement).

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has said he hopes a “joint group” will oversee the creation of the Personal Ordinariate.

The Irish bishops have discussed the 2012 International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin at their plenary meeting.

A “senior Vatican official” has told Irish Central that the Pope is likely to visit Ireland for the Congress.

Archbishop Timothy Dolan has resumed his battle with the New York Times.

David Mills of First Things says that, contrary to media reports, the Pope did not ban Carla Bruni from visiting the Vatican.

Te Deum Laudamus investigates why Archbishop George Lucas of Omaha suppressed a group of hermits.

Al Jean, the executive producer of the Simpsons, says he is puzzled by L’Osservatore Romano’s claim that Homer Simpson is Catholic.

Jeremy Lott announces the launch of the Real Clear Religion news website.

And Carl Olson proves that every major American television programme is, in fact, Catholic.