Today’s Catholic must-reads: 19/01/11

Pope Benedict XVI gives his blessing during the weekly general audience at the Vatican today (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Benedict XVI discussed the “four pillars of Christian unity” at his general audience this morning (video).

The Italian bishops’ newspaper, Avvenire, has urged Silvio Berlusconi to shed light on new allegations of financial and sexual impropriety.

Rebels have murdered a nun in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

At least 11 former Catholic priests have been accepted into Church of England ministry in the last five years, the Church Commissioners have said.

Jimmy Akin and John Allen consider whether a 1997 letter from the Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland really is a “smoking gun“.

Ed Peters responds to John Martens’s criticism of his claim that married permanent deacons should abstain from sex.

The Anglo-Catholic blog explains how you can make a donation to the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham.

Peter Kreeft argues that Christianity can revolutionise the sexual revolution.

And Carl Olson reveals that US military is controlled by shadowy operatives of the Knights of Malta and Opus Dei.