Morning Catholic must-reads: 05/05/11

Retired Bishop Raymond Lahey of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, arrives at a police station in Ottawa last October (CNS photo/Chris Wattie, Reuters)

The Vatican has said it will take “the appropriate disciplinary or penal measures” against Bishop Raymond Lahey, who has pleaded guilty to importing child pornography into Canada.

Benedict XVI has said that basic human rights are “under threat from attitudes and ideologies which would impede free religious expression” in a message to the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.

An Irish priest has received an apology after he complained to the EU Ombudsman that an EU diary circulated to thousands of schools left out key Christian celebrations.

Benedict XVI is reportedly considering whether to proclaim St John of Ávila a Doctor of the Church during World Youth Day in Madrid this August (video).

Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles says that Blessed Pope John Paul II “preached nothing that he did not practise”.

John Whitehead praises the new coat of arms of the world’s first Personal Ordinariate.

Economist Philip Booth reacts to Bishop Thomas McMahon of Brentwood’s recent comment that “the Market always focuses on profit and how to maximise gain”.

Phil Lawler asks if we should be praying that the Pope removes more bishops.

And Tom Beaudoin explores the theology of Lady Gaga with the help of some friends.

The next Morning Catholic must-reads will be on Monday, May 9