Morning Catholic must-reads: 05/11/10

Archbishop Francis Chullikatt (CNS)

Archbishop Francis Chullikatt, permanent observer of the Holy See at the United Nations, has urged the UN General Assembly to pay more attention to religious freedom (full text).

The Rt Rev Andrew Burnham, Bishop of Ebbsfleet, has said that the Personal Ordinariate will consist initially ofabout 200 people from 24 different groups.

An Australian bishop has said that the practice of eugenics is “rising from its Nazi tomb“.

Forbes magazine has named Benedict XVI the fifth most powerful person in the world.

An English bishop has asked a parish priest to change the name of his blog because of legal concerns.

The French nun who held the record as world’s oldest person has died aged 114.

Zenit publishes the full text of Benedict XVI’s homily at a Mass for deceased cardinals (video).

Thousands of American women used Twitter yesterday to announce that they had undergone an abortion.

Rachel Donadio of the New York Times looks at the Córdoba “mosque-cathedral” controversy.

Te Deum laudamus is disappointed by the coverage of the CDF’s statement yesterday about the Opus Angelorum association.

And Zenit interviews the chief architect of Antoni Gaudí’s amazing Sagrada Familia church.