Morning Catholic must-reads: 07/03/11

Benedict XVI delivers the Angelus address on Sunday (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

The “moving sacrifice” of Shahbaz Bhatti should inspire others to work for religious freedom in Pakistan, Benedict XVI said at the Angelus yesterday (full text, video).

Fr Michael Ryan, the driving force behind the “What If We Just Said Wait?” campaign, has said he will now work for the harmonious introduction of the new Roman Missal.

The Irish bishops have said they will “shortly” issue a statement on the new Missal.

More than 16,500 young people and 60 bishops from the United States have signed up for World Youth Day in Madrid this August.

Fr Brian Kolodiejchuk, postulator of the Cause of Mother Teresa, has said he is “constantly” receiving reports of alleged miracles attributed to her intercession.

Martin Baron, editor of the Boston Globe, reflects on the 10th anniversary of the investigation that sparked the Boston abuse crisis.

Cardinal Justin Rigali says that popularised versions of the Theology of the Body “must preserve the important nuances in the original teaching”.

Bishop Crispian Hollis of Portsmouth explains why, after initial misgivings, he welcomes the Personal Ordinariate.

Fr Robert Barron gives an early review of Jesus of Nazareth Part II.

And Kate Edwards of Australia Incognita offers a recipe for surviving Lent.