Morning Catholic must-reads: 07/04/11

A woman walks past soldiers loyal to Alassane Ouattara (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Archbishop Ambrose Madtha, Apostolic Nuncio to Ivory Coast, has made an urgent appeal for humanitarian aid for the thousands displaced by fighting in the country.

The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales held a landmark conference on Catholic social action in London yesterday (photos).

Zenit publishes the full text of Benedict XVI’s general audience on St Thérèse of Lisieux.

At the end of yesterday’s audience, the Pope greeted Paul Bhatti, brother of the murdered Pakistani Minister Shahbaz Bhatti.

Pranksters have hit Beglian leader Archbishop André-Joseph Léonard with custard pies for a fourth time.

Ed Langlois meets a Dominican priest who evangelises in a shopping mall in Portland, Oregon.

Network World suggests that the Vatican is seeking to rehabilitate the reputation of hackers.

Shawn Tribe considers how the personal ordinariate will influence Catholic liturgy.

Grant Gallicho asks whether members of the US bishops’ committee on doctrine actually read Elizabeth Johnson’s Quest for the Living God.

Brandon Vogt imagines how technology will change parish life in 10 years’ time.

And Matthew Archbold profiles six of the most unexpected Catholic converts.