Morning Catholic must-reads: 04/01/11

A worker seals boxes of documents after a Mass in 2007 marking the conclusion of the initial phase of the Cause of Pope John Paul II in the Basilica of St John Lateran (CNS photo/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters)

John Paul II could be beatified this year, senior Vatican commentator Andrea Tornielli has said.

The Catholic Church in Cuba has put its weight behind Raúl Castro’s economic reforms.

Three former Anglican bishops will be ordained to the priesthood on January 15, days after the official creation of the first ordinariate.

Fr Dwight Longenecker says that the reception of former Anglican bishops on New Year’s Day was strikingly different to the reception of ex-Anglican clergy in the mid 1990s.

Valle Adurni says he worries about Anglo-Catholics left behind in the Anglican Communion.

Tom Krattenmaker explains why Catholicism is good for America.

Jimmy Akin is unimpressed by the hype surrounding Fr Albert Cutié’s memoir.

And Eric Sammons challenges you to read both the Bible and the Catechism in a year.