Morning Catholic must-reads: 16/12/10

Pro-life demonstrators walk through central Dublin (Niall Carson/PA Wire)

The European Court of Human Rights will announce today whether it requires the Irish Republic to abandon its pro-life laws.

Zenit publishes the full text of yesterday’s general audience on St Veronica Giuliani.

Janet Smith responds to Fr Martin Rhonheimer on the Pope, Aids and condoms.

Damian Thompson asks whether the WikiLeaks cables seriously misrepresented the views of Francis Campbell, the British Ambassador to the Holy See.

Fr Hugh of Douai Abbey reflects on Benedict XVI’s teaching on prayer in Light of the World.

And Pope Benedict donated a white zucchetto to the people of Mexico after yesterday’s general audience (video).