Morning Catholic must-reads: 24/02/11

President Barack Obama pictured at the White House yesterday (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

The US bishops have criticised the Obama administration’s decision to no longer support the Defense of Marriage Act.

Benedict XVI will visit a monument on the outskirts of Rome commemorating a Nazi massacre of 335 Italians on March 27.

Tunisian police have arrested a man in connection with the murder of a Polish priest.

A parish priest has paid tribute to a Californian Catholic couple who were murdered by Somali pirates.

A Catholic archbishop is helping to resolve an ethnic conflict in eastern India.

Zenit publishes the full text of Benedict XVI’s general audience on St Robert Bellarmine.

Nanni Moretti’s new film, We Have a Pope, about a depressed Roman pontiff, is expected to compete in the Cannes film festival in May.

AP looks at the controversy surrounding L’Osservatore Romano as it prepares to mark its 150th anniversary year.

Fr Keith Newton tells Joan Lewis that Catholics are showing “incredible generosity” towards members of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham.

George Weigel addresses misunderstandings about Church teaching on “double effect”.

Kate Edwards of Australia Incognita praises permanent deacons.

And Emilio Estevez says that he felt guided by Providence as he made his new film, The Way, set on the road to Santiago de Compostela.