Morning Catholic must-reads: 19/11/10

The Pope is pictured with Mgr Mark Langham, Dr Rowan Williams, the Rev David Richardson and the Rev Jonathan Goodall (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

The Catholic Church is committed to ecumenical dialogue “with passion“, Benedict XVI told members of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity yesterday (full text, video).

Thinking Anglicans offers a round-up of coverage of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s meeting with the Pope on Thursday (video).

The consistory of cardinals began in Rome this morning with a day of reflection on religious freedom, the abuse crisis and other topics.

The German president’s office has said that Pope Benedict XVI has accepted an invitation to visit to his homeland next year.

Access to health care is a right, the Pope has said in a message to the 25th international conference of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Ministry (full text).

Substantial sections of the new Roman Missal have been leaked online.

The US bishops have issued a statement responding to recent reports about the status of the new translation of the Missal.

A Belgian priest has asked a group to stop promoting him as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Fr Federico Lombardi reflects on this weekend’s consistory.

Terry Mattingly is infuriated by a New York Times report on breakaway Catholics in Belgium.

And Taylor Marshall considers historic papal teaching on kissing.