Morning Catholic must-reads: 28/02/11

Pope Benedict XVI blesses the crowd during yesterday's Angelus (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Christians are recognisable by their absolute trust in the heavenly Father, Benedict XVI said during the Angelus address yesterday.

The Pope told members of the Pontifical Academy for Life on Saturday that abortion is never a legitimate solution (video).

Pope Benedict has accepted the resignation of Maronite leader Cardinal Nasrallah Sfeir.

Archbishop Timothy Dolan has criticised the decision to take down a pro-life billboard in New York City.

Tim Rutten talks to Cardinal Roger Mahony as he steps aside as Archbishop of Los Angeles.

The Sensible Bond argues that the failure of talks between the Vatican and the SSPX was inevitable.

John Allen investigates why the SSPX-Rome discussions have been so tricky.

Pray Tell blog worries about the cost of the new Roman Missal.

And Jeffrey Tucker responds to Professor Richard Beck’s suggestion that Facebook is killing the Church.