Morning Catholic must-reads: 05/04/11

Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster, Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, are pictured at a joint service yesterday (Mazur/

The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales met their Church of England counterparts in London yesterday (photo gallery).

Vatican-watcher Andrea Tornielli says that the Vatican will issue the document clarifying Summorum Pontificum in May (in Italian).

Benedict XVI has appointed Archbishop Santos Abril y Castelló, vice chamberlain of the Apostolic Chamber, to the Congregation for Bishops.

The Pope has offered his condolences following the sudden death of Cardinal Varkey Vithayathil, Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church.

The Catholic Church in England and Wales has prepared a prayer for the forthcoming royal wedding.

Bishop Kieran Conry of Arundel and Brighton says that the new youth catechism is a “treasure”.

Cardinal George Pell of Sydney explains why we need the new English translation of the Mass (scroll down for video).

R R Reno, the new editor of First Things, searches for the magazine’s essence.

And Fr Tim Finigan launches an appeal for a fellow priest in need of a chainsaw.