Morning Catholic must-reads: 07/02/11

Green balloons reading "Yes to life" are held by pro-life activists during Pope Benedict XVI's Angelus address yesterday (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

Benedict XVI appealed for calm in Egypt during his Angelus address yesterday (full text, video).

The Pope ordained five new bishops at St Peter’s Basilica on Saturday, including the Chinese Archbishop Savio Hon Tai-Fai (full text of homily).

The process of marriage annulment must be simple and speedy, Pope Benedict told members of the Apostolic Signatura on Friday (video).

More than 140 German Catholic theologians have appealed for married priests, the ordination of women and the election of bishops.

The Catholic Coptic Patriarch of Alexandria has urged Egyptian protestors to return to their homes and jobs.

Splintered Sunrise investigates why Archbishop Timothy Dolan is getting flak for his role in the Apostolic Visitation of Ireland.

Riazat Butt and John Hooper say that pilgrims will need a miracle to find a hotel room for John Paul II’s beatification in Rome.

Cindy Wooden asks whether Twitter and Facebook can help more people to pray for the Pope’s intentions each month.

Fr Jim Keane SJ explains what it’s like to celebrate Mass with the new translation of the Roman Missal.

And Fr James Martin SJ becomes the first Catholic priest to write for Rupert Murdoch’s new digital newspaper, The Daily.