Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/01/11

Fr Keith Newton, Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, right, at yesterday's press conference (Mazur/

The head of the world’s first ordinariate for groups of ex-Anglicans has said that the ordinariate will not be an Anglican ghetto (transcript of his first press conference).

Benedict XVI offered his public support to the Neocatechumenal Way yesterday (full text of address).

The French nun who was healed at the intercession of John Paul II has described the approved miracle as a “second birth“.

Vatican Cardinal Leonardo Sandri has consecrated a cathedral for Syrian Catholics in Aleppo.

Ann Carey provides an update on the Apostolic Visitation of US women religious.

A new book highlights the Catholic faith of media guru Marshall McLuhan.

Christopher Kaczor recalls the colourful life of philosophy professor Ralph McInerny.

And Elizabeth Scalia referees a no-holds-barred bout over whether permanent deacons are required to abstain from sex.